Two German climate activists on hunger strike are now on a thirst strike. They did so after the Social Democratic candidate, Chancellor Olaf Schulz, did not heed their ultimatum. They demand a meeting with the candidate advisors.
The 24-year-old woman and 21-year-old man are on strike for thirst to try to persuade Schulz, the frontrunner to succeed Angela Merkel, to declare a climate emergency. Climate activists denounced, “In this election campaign, where everything is at stake, people are still behaving as if everything could go on like this.”
Scholz had already asked them to stop their work and suggested that they sit down together for a conversation after the election.
Without moisture, serious health consequences and even death can occur within a few days. Since the activists are already weakened by their hunger strike, they can get into a critical situation faster.
On August 30, six climate activists began a hunger strike in a tent camp in front of the Reichstag building in Berlin, where the lower house of parliament is located. Activists demanded, among other things, a public discussion with candidates for chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD), Armin Laschet (CDU/CSU) and Annalena Barbuk (Greens), but due to the lack of response from politicians, most participants stopped their work. Thursday is a hunger strike. However, the two of them announced that they would turn into a thirst strike, which they were doing now.
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