German climate activists defile Christmas trees in 7 cities

German climate protesters defiled Christmas trees in seven different cities Wednesday, spraying them orange in the name of climate activism.

The Letze Generation (Last Generation) activists account posted a video of one of the incidents to X, showing some of the young adults unleashing long streams of paint onto a very large and intricately decorated public tree while others scrambled to hold a sign up which does not face the camera.

The group claimed they committed the same act in Berlin, Oldenburg, Kiel, Leipzig, Rostock, Nuremberg and Munich and simply stated in the first post "We color Christmas trees orange."

A follow-up post, which showed two more of the locations, included a motive for targeting the Christmas trees.

"Amidst the flashing lights, shiny jewelry and festive atmosphere, it's easy to forget: We're racing full speed towards catastrophe and our governments are failing miserably to pull the emergency brake in Dubai," a woman proclaimed in German in a video.

The COP28, a UN climate change conference held in Dubai, ended Wednesday and resulted in nations agreeing to transition away from fossil fuels.

A second picture showed a young man holding a sign that read:


It roughly translates to:


A third post read: "We call: Let us do everything peaceful together to prevent a world that is 3 degrees hotter. We can't rely on governments and corporations to do this. We ourselves are called upon to take action and engage in civil disobedience."

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