A pair of climate activists were left embarrassed after they glued themselves to a removable railing and moved away into a corridor.
The protesters – Marlene Limburg and Stefgan Mueller – stormed a concert stage at the Elbphilharmonie concert hall, in Hamburg, Germany, on November 25 during a performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto.
Their protest sparked boos from the audience until their actions were cut short by a man, believed to be either from security or a stage hand, who lifted the railing and carried them away to cheers from the crowd.
One of the protesters shouted: ‘We are collectively suppressing the climate catastrophe and thus taking a life in security and peace away from our children.
‘Just as there is only one Beethoven violin concerto, we only have this one planet whose boundaries we so disregard that climate related disasters are becoming more frequent and deadly.
‘There will be no more Elbphilharmonie to enjoy Beethoven when Hamburg is under water. The crisis is escalating right now, before our eyes.’
The protest lasted for a few minutes.
Eco protest groups including Just Stop Oil and Extinction Rebellion have ramped up their efforts in recent months.
Just Stop Oil activists have thrown soup at Van Gogh’s Sunflowers painting and hurled a black, oily liquid at a famous Klimt painting in Vienna.
Another protester from the group was jailed for gluing himself to the frame of a Van Gogh painting two weeks ago.
The judge said the 18th-century frame had been ‘permanently damaged’ as a result of the protest.
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