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German Climate Alarmists Glue Themselves to Munich Airport Runway, Disrupt Flights 

German Climate Alarmists Glue Themselves to Munich Airport Runway, Disrupt Flights 

Munich police and fire brigade rushed to the scene to free the glued militants from the runway. 

Less than two weeks after shutting down Berlin airport, German climate activists stormed the airport in Munich and disrupted the air traffic in one of Europe’s busiest transit points.

On Thursday, German media outlets said that a gang of militant activists swarmed a runway and glued themselves to the tarmac. According to reports, police and fire brigade were rushed to the scene to free the glued militants from the runway.

The climate-extremist group “Last Generation,” which operates across Europe, took responsibility for the disruptive action. “Several activists of the “Last Generation” protest movement glued themselves on a runway at Munich Airport,” German state TV channel Tagesschau reported. “This led to the closure of the northern runway for about 45 minutes,” the broadcaster added.

German weekly Der Spiegel reported the details of the incident:

According to Munich Airport, one of the airport’s two runways has been shut down due to a climate protest. The activists have glued themselves to the runway north of the airport, an airport spokesperson said. The disruption in air traffic is to be expected.

The police went on a large-scale operation. “The activists are currently being removed [from the runway] by the police and taken into custody, ” the Upper Bavaria North police headquarters said.

Meanwhile, the police have disbanded the gathering, according to their own statement, and the disruption lasted less than an hour. The last person glued up [to the tarmac] was taken into custody of the airport police and fire brigade at 11:09 a.m. [Translated by the author]

Thursday’s stunt is part of a more extensive climate campaign the Last Generation waged in and around Munich. Besides the runway, they have been “supergluing” themselves to roads and autobahns during rush hour, causing chaos and traffic jams.

Germany’s state-run DW TV reported:

Earlier in the week, the youth climate group Last Generation restarted a campaign to publicize the peril the planet faces with climate change with a series of stunts gamed towards maximum publicity for their activists.

They kicked off the latest round of public actions by supergluing themselves to the road outside Berlin’s central train station. In Munich, nine individuals were responsible for blocking traffic around Karlsplatz square with similar tactics.

Last Generation activists also hung signs above the A96 highway in Bavaria and caused brief closures of the autobahn.

Munich, the capital of the German state of Bavaria, is mainly Catholic and conservative, with the public having little sympathy for radicalized climate activism.

“Climate-gluers are damaging environmental protection and endangering their fellow people,” Bavarian state prime minister Markus Söder said, responding to an airport incident. “Bavaria is therefore tackling them decisively,” he warned.

The Last Generation climate agitators have been gluing themselves to motorways and autobahns across Germany, causing massive rush-hour traffic jams.

The group, which according to its website, is also active in U.S. and Australia, claims to be humanity’s “last generation” threatened by an imminent extinction. The extremist group quotes UN chief António Guterres, declaring on its website: “We have the choice: Collective action or collective suicide.” We humans “still have two to three years in which we can leave the fossil-fuel path of annihilation,” the cult-like outfit claims.

The group’s activists have also been in the headlines for vandalizing museums across Europe by throwing paint or gluing themselves to precious artworks, including those by famous painters like Gustav Klimt, Claude Monet, and Vincent van Gogh.

[All excerpts from German media reports translated by the author]

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Comments

Don’t they have snowplows at these runaways? Problem solved.

    I was going to make the exact same comment.
    It would also, likely, solve future problems.

      NotCoach in reply to GWB. | December 8, 2022 at 1:33 pm

      I would say just let the jets take off anyways with them on the runway, but they would probably panic with a jumbo-jet bearing down on them and rip free and get in the way of the landing gear.

        No. The FOD* damage to the aircraft would be bad and might lead to crashes on takeoff.
        (* Foreign object debris. That is what the damage geese and deer do to aircraft engines and wings and landing gear is called. It endangers the people in the aircraft.)

          The Gentle Grizzly in reply to GWB. | December 8, 2022 at 1:54 pm

          Then, some engine test run-ups with the idiots behind the aircraft.

          Hmmmm, that could have some interesting effects.
          But, it would still inconvenience all those travelers as the idiots are left there.

          InEssence in reply to GWB. | December 9, 2022 at 1:43 am

          It is not likely they would be sucked through the engines.

          A guy was streaking the runway at Dayton, OH. Neither the pilot nor tower was sure the plane hit him. But on closer examination of the runway, they did find a little of what was left of him. The plane wasn’t damaged, and the pilot hardly noticed. The pilot said to the tower, “I think I hit a guy on the runway, and I think he was naked.”

          As a pilot of large aircraft, I gotta say, “Nah, brah.”
          The possibilities are too tragic.
          (Just because one guy didn’t get sucked into an engine, doesn’t mean these folks wouldn’t. I know of cases where deer were sucked in, and they tend to be shorter than humans – give or take.)

      Tsquared79 in reply to GWB. | December 8, 2022 at 1:36 pm

      The firetruck is there. Wet them down and tomorrow morning use the hose to blast them loose from the tarmac. If that doesn’t then pull out the snowplow.

        Then you have to shut down the airport for a day, causing a lot of inconvenience to travelers.

          CommoChief in reply to GWB. | December 8, 2022 at 8:28 pm

          Cancel all flights. Inform the frustrated passengers in the terminal of who, what and why this is happening. Then tell them which runway the protesters have glue themselves to.

          Open the doors and allow the frustrated passengers the opportunity to have a ‘dialogue’ with the protesters. Pull all security of course b/c the protesters don’t want a patriarchal and militaristic presence near them.

          These brave protesters obviously have the courage of their convictions. They can endure some uncomfortable moments of dialogue with frustrated passengers and as climate activists won’t object to the overnight weather.

          Repeat until the protesters decide to leave on their own.

      docduracoat in reply to GWB. | December 9, 2022 at 12:58 pm

      Does anybody know what the penalty will be from the German courts for people who violate the secure area of an airport and disrupt flights?

    diver64 in reply to NotCoach. | December 8, 2022 at 4:55 pm

    Ok, Vlad The Impaler. How about instead the cops run out, grab them by the hair and rip their dainty
    un-calloused hands from the runway while dragging them off? A little “skin in the game” would be a great way to clarify their minds. If the Germans could just re-route traffic then leave them there for a few days to poop in their pants and shiver. That would work, too.

      Re-routing traffic on a runway isn’t really a possibility. If the winds change you might be able to use a different runway, but it’s not a likely usable technique.

      Otto Kringelein in reply to diver64. | December 8, 2022 at 7:35 pm

      If the Germans could just re-route traffic then leave them there for a few days to poop in their pants and shiver.

      ======

      If the German airports had effective security then these incidents wouldn’t be happening. That is, when these climate lunatics “storm the airport” security should be such that they stop them dead in their tracks and prevent them from ever gaining access to the runways. But it never seems to happen that way.They get into highly restricted areas seemingly without a problem.

Not a functioning brain cell among the whole movement.

Dolce Far Niente | December 8, 2022 at 1:09 pm

If the authorities chose to remove these glued morons by simply ripping them free, administering a painful yet trivial injury, rather than chemically dissolving the super glue there would be fewer and fewer of these protests.

    Reglue them, naked, in a public area. The cold will help them push their internal reset buttons.

    Give them a week or so. Since the future they want will be cold and free of any synthetic fibers, this seems apropos.

    “Oh, Darn! I accidently ripped all the skin off of your palms freeing you. Wait a second and I’ll wash it clean and treat it. Sorry! I’ve no idea how that bottle of lemon juice got into my bag. I’ll put a salve on it. Bengay? How did that get there???

      No deception necessary: just use merthiolate.
      That’s the old purple disinfectant stuff. And it hurts like a &$%^@#&%@&@$%*@$^@*.

        Otto Kringelein in reply to GWB. | December 8, 2022 at 7:40 pm

        Mercurochrome. The mercury based antiseptic that dyed your skin red. Hurt like the devil’s own but did the job.

        diver64 in reply to GWB. | December 9, 2022 at 4:29 am

        Easier than that, I think. Just disinfect with liberal amounts of 90% alcohol. Lot’s of alcohol.

    henrybowman in reply to Dolce Far Niente. | December 8, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    You know what dissolves glue?
    Napalm.

“We have the choice: Collective action or collective suicide.”

Obviously I choose “collective suicide” under this false choice narrative.

    Dimsdale in reply to NotCoach. | December 8, 2022 at 1:21 pm

    The word “collective” indicates their real mission: socialism/communism. Is there no one from the old East Germany to give them some direction?

    Starting with them, I assume.

      NotCoach in reply to GWB. | December 8, 2022 at 1:31 pm

      Not really, because what he means by “collective suicide” is being left alone to live my life without these tyrants taking everything from me. So I choose “collective suicide” every day of the week, and twice on Sunday.

by throwing paint or gluing themselves to precious artworks
Actually by gluing themselves to or throwing paint on the protective covers for these famous art pieces. I don’t think they’re truly bold enough to damage the art work itself.

nordic prince | December 8, 2022 at 1:33 pm

If they are “humanity’s last generation,” it’ll be because of transhumanism and not “climate change.”

Time to get “rough” with the idiots

2smartforlibs | December 8, 2022 at 2:21 pm

Bad parenting

This isn’t throwing a can of soup on a Monet, It’s much, much, more serious.

So how did they get onto the runways as they are some of the most restricted areas of the airport? What if they were gluing bombs to the runway instead of themselves? Or pulling a baggage cart out onto the runway just as an aircraft was landing? At night? In the snow?

The vaunted German security services need to be turned loose on these cretins and make a point pour encourager las autres.

Levy a fine for every disrupted flight ($2,000?) and an “inconvenience fee” ($50?) for each passenger aboard said aircraft. Applied individually to each protestor. And make it stick.

    $10,000 and $2,000
    But yes.

      wagnert in atlanta in reply to GWB. | December 9, 2022 at 2:05 pm

      No. It has to be painful but payable. Excessive fines end up unpaid and unprosecuted because they exceed the ability of the offenders to pay. Keep it just within reason, and jail them for contempt if they skip payments.

Der Spiegel and Die Welt use neutral language and the articles are perfunctory and unemotional. This is how neo-Marxists report on their political kindred.

Quotes from both articles:
Climate protest
youth activists
youth climate group
series of stunts
series of disruptive stunts

The president of the German domestic intelligence services:

One activist identified as Malte (spokesman) and his group “will not be monitored by intelligence services”. and “not a threat to democracy” and “respect for the current democratic system.”

You know who are a threat to democracy in Germany and the EU and are monitored by domestic intelligence services? Everyone from the center right to moderate right wing.

Find out how serious they are….Have the fire trucks respond and tell them a plane had landing gear problems and has just ran out of fuel. It is lined up with that runway and will be there in less than 5 minutes. Follow that up with if the pilot is able to miss you when he crash lands the jet we will take the time to release you from the runway. Than have a plane show up and see how many of them rip themselves from the runway. 😉

A new study by German scientists has revealed that it gets warm in Germany every year in the summer while the temperature usually goes down during the winter months. Apparently, this phenomenon has been taking place for thousands of years.

There is a fast solution, have the plane taxi a little past them and the rev the engines. The exhaust would likely blow them down the runway. That happens now and then to people who get too close.

Sue them for damages. Every time. They are costing private companies an enormous amount of $$.

Take their houses, cars, and empty their bank accounts.

That’s how Republicans broke the D’s KKK – sued them, personally, for damages.

Perhaps another tack would be to take them to the nearest light pole outside the terminal, pull their arms around it so they’re hugging it, and glue their hands together. That way they can demonstrate their protest without interfering with flights. To get out, all they have to do is either pull their hands apart or climb the light pole.

Couple days like that ought to do it. just hose down the site a few times a day to take care of…biology.

The best thing is just leave them out there. I am sure the Airport can do without the runway for 24+ hours. Just let these people rot on the runway to the elements they worry about also without water, food and a restroom. When they can free themselves they can be arrested and jailed.

All they have to do is leave them glued to the runway and let one 747 land. I don’t think they’d make much of a bump for the plane, and you wouldn’t have the issue of it happening again. Same with the roadways. Let a few get flattened by an 18-wheeler, and then scraped up into wastebaskets, and you wouldn’t see it happening again.