North Rhine-Westphalia: Thousands of police officers should learn how to solve adhesive activists

North Rhine-Westphalia
Thousands of police officers should learn how to solve adhesive activists

A climate activist glued her hand to a main thoroughfare. photo

© Peter Zschunke/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

Again and again, climate activists obstruct traffic by sticking themselves to the streets. North Rhine-Westphalia is taking precautions – and is training more than 10,000 police officers.

The NRW Ministry of the Interior is arming itself against climate activists who stick to the streets: According to the Ministry of the Interior, more than 10,000 police officers will be trained in the coming days to remove glued hands from the asphalt. So far, there have only been a few officials who have been deployed nationwide for this purpose. According to the ministry, the duration of the deployment should be “significantly shortened” and the danger to road users reduced.

“The necessary skills will be taught to the more than 10,000 police officers as part of mandatory digital training starting this week,” said the Düsseldorf Ministry of the Interior. All patrol officers and officials from hundreds of sheep are to be trained.

“We get the climate stickers off the street – quickly, efficiently and directly,” said Interior Minister Herbert Reul (CDU) of the German Press Agency. “We have many legitimate forms of protest in our country. And that’s a good thing. But sticking to the streets and trying to paralyze public life for hours is not one of them,” said Reul.


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