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Volkswagen: Activists stop Autozug in Wolfsburg

2019-08-13T13:43:37.406Z

In protest against the federal government's transport policy, demonstrators have stopped a train with brand-new VWs. They demand a climate-friendly policy.



Several activists have blocked a train in Wolfsburg with new vehicles from Volkswagen. The group wanted to "draw attention to the failed climate policy of the Federal Government," she said. The protesters demand "an immediate change of traffic".

A police spokesman said the train was on the feeder road to the VW plant, the public rail traffic was not affected. "On the tracks of the Deutsche Bahn there are no impairments," said a DB spokesman. The police, according to the spokesman with about 15 officials on the ground and observed the situation. There is no reason to take action against some 30 activists. "The train is therefore partly on a bridge over the Mittellandkanal, which has been blocked.

The alliance of several environmental protection groups wants to delay the production of Volkswagen at least according to own data. Therefore, the train between the VW plant and the station in Fallersleben had been stopped. Several participants had attached themselves to the tracks. The action is directed against the automotive industry, which is significantly responsible for the climate crisis. A Volkswagen spokesman was initially unreachable.

It is clear that cars in the mobility mix of the future would also play a role, albeit a minor, the group said. "Only really necessary cars should be used and public and climate-friendly alternatives much more developed and made attractive," it said in the letter. David Neisser, one of the chained activists, said: "The problems are structural and individual solutions are not enough." A solidary economy beyond growth is possible and in view of the climate crisis also urgently needed.

Source: zeit

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