Berlin: Climate activists sentenced to group service for paint assault on Brandenburg Gate | EUROtoday

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Because of a paint assault on the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, two younger local weather activists from the group “Last Generation” have been sentenced to 200 and 180 hours of group service for joint property injury. The Tiergarten District Court thus stayed beneath the prosecutor's demand of 200 and 220 hours, a court docket spokeswoman stated on Tuesday. The protection had known as for acquittals.

The two males, now 21 years outdated, along with different local weather activists, used ready water extinguishers to spray yellow and orange paint on the Brandenburg Gate on September 17, 2023, to attract consideration to local weather change and its penalties. Since they have been adolescents on the time of the crime, the case was tried in juvenile court docket.

Three contributors within the motion have been discovered responsible in April. The 22-year-old lady and the 2 males, aged 28 and 64, have been every sentenced to eight months' probation by the Tiergarten District Court.

At the time, the court docket discovered that the paint assault had resulted in prices of 110,000 euros. In addition to the quantity of harm, the truth that a “national monument” had been broken within the assault was thought-about an aggravating issue.