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Germany: Environmentalists block entrance to Frankfurt's International Motor Show (IAA)

4 15.09.2019 Инфо

W/S Climate protesters from Sand in the Gears blocking entrance to International Motor Show (IAA), Frankfurt
M/S Woman stepping over protesters
M/S Climate protester holding sign reading (German): "SUVs off the streets!"
W/S Police outside entrance to Messe Frankfurt event centre
C/U Person trying to step over protester
M/S Climate protesters singing
C/U Man stepping over climate protester
M/S Climate protesters moving back against police
M/S Police trying to break up human chain of climate protesters
M/S Police trying to break up human chain of climate protesters
M/S Climate protesters sitting with police behind
M/S Climate protesters holding banner reading (German): "The street is busy now."
M/S Climate protesters holding banner reading (German): "Stay on the ground."
W/S Climate protesters outside entrance to International Motor Show (IAA)
M/S Police next to climate protesters
M/S Police at protest
W/S Climate protesters holding banner reading (German): "Turn around now."
SOT, Tina Velo, spokesperson for Sand in the gears: "We are demanding from the politicians as well from the industry to lead to a traffic revolution. We need a change in traffic, the time for bigger cars is finally over especially for cities, and they could be car free. We should support public transport, bicycle transport, that's the bicycle of the future. In times of climate crisis we need to change our traffic, that's urgent."
W/S Climate protesters *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Tina Velo, spokesperson for Sand in the gears: "So we are blocking the way today so that possibly nobody could enter today in the fair [International Motor Show venue], which is important to show a big sign that there is now time for a traffic revolution."
W/S Climate protesters holding umbrellas
M/S Climate protester holding umbrella
M/S Climate protester holding banner reading (German): "Turn around now!"
C/U Sign reading (German): "Not different cars but no cars."
M/S Climate protesters sitting on ground
C/U Sign reading (German): "Driving a car can be deadly."
M/S Police standing and climate protesters chanting "Another world is possible." *UPSOUND*
C/U Climate protester with writing on hands reading: "Our future in ur [your] hands."
W/S Protesters outside messe Frankfurt event centre
W/S Messe Frankfurt event centre
SCRIPT
At least 200 climate activists from the anti-automotive protest group 'Sand in the Gears' blocked the entrances to the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt on Sunday.
"We are demanding from the politicians as well from the industry to lead to a traffic revolution. We need a change in traffic, the time for bigger cars is finally over especially for cities, and they could be car free," Tina Velo the spokesperson for Sand in the Gears said
"We are blocking the way today so that possibly nobody could enter today in the fair [International Motor Show venue], which is important to show a big sign that there is now time for a traffic revolution," Velo added.
Motor Show attendees can be seen in the footage trying to step over the activists, who blocked the entrances to the Messe Frankfurt Event Centre with police trying to break up the activists.
The 68th IAA 2019 opened its doors to visitors on 14 September and will continue until 22 September. The show is considered one of the biggest and most important motor shows in the world.