Germany: Climate activists protest against Siemens board meeting

Hundreds of environmental activists gathered outside the Olympia Hall in Munich on Wednesday where the industrial giant Siemens was holding a board meeting. Activists from Extinction Rebellion, Fridays for Future and other groups protested against the company's participation in a coal mining project in Australia. They demanded Siemens to withdraw from an agreement with the Indian partner Adani... Еще. «It is not just about Adani. It is not just about coal mines, it is not just about investment, it is about basic decisions, and it is about the fundamental finding that the rules of the game have changed,» said Luisa Neubauer, the Head of the German branch of the Fridays for Future movement. Activist Varsha Yajman who came from Australia to join the protest said that if the protest movement would stop the company from building one of the largest coal mines in the world, «we will have some hope for a sustainable future.» The deal, worth a reported €27 million ($30 million), requires rail infrastructure for the Carmichael mine in Queensland to be built by Siemens. The area which is located near the Great Barrier Reef has been hit by devastating bushfires raging on since last August.

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