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Climate alarmist group labeled “criminal organization” by German court

The exaggerated climate crisis

Published 2 December 2023
- By Editorial Staff
Die Letzte Generation during one of its now illegal actions.

The German climate alarmist group Die Letzte Generation (The last generation) has been declared a criminal organization by a regional court in Munich, according to a statement released by the court last week.

The decision to classify DLG as a criminal organization came despite several complaints and objections by members of the group regarding raids and confiscations. The court rejected the complaints, saying the group met the requirements to be classified as an organized crime group, although criminal activity may not be the group’s sole purpose.

The group’s activities, such as disrupting traffic and causing property damage, are considered by the court to pose a significant threat to public safety and order. This has happened on several occasions in Germany and other countries.

“Moral superiority”

The Court emphasized that social debate is violated by illegitimate means when a group seeks to place itself “above the rule of law and democratic processes” by claiming moral superiority.

The Court further emphasized that “criminal acts are not a means of free, democratic discussion under the rule of law, but an expression of criminal energy and as such must be assessed in a legally sober manner”.

The decision was made in the context of a preliminary investigation by the Munich Public Prosecutor’s Office against a number of members of the alarmist group. The investigation accused them, among other things, of forming a criminal organization, which the court has now confirmed.

The Last Generation

Formed in 2021 as part of the 'last generation hunger strike' - a protest action calling for a "public dialogue on the climate emergency" with Germany's then-candidates for Chancellor. Since then, the group has grown, mainly in Germany, Austria and Italy.

Alarmists have repeatedly blocked major traffic routes and airports, disrupted activities at facilities linked to the fossil fuel industry, and carried out attacks on museums to draw attention to climate change, to name a few examples.

These activities, including attacks on works of art by artists such as van Gogh and Monet, have put the group in the media spotlight. In Sweden, the alarmist group Restore Wetlands can be considered a sister organization to Last Generation.


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