Dhe President of Thuringia’s Office for the Protection of the Constitution, Stephan Kramer, warns against the climate protection movement being monopolized by left-wing extremists. “The ‘Last Generation’ is not an extremist organization in itself,” Kramer told the editorial network Germany. However, left-wing extremists have been attempting to subvert the Fridays for Future and Last Generation movements for many months.
This is an attempt to “turn the climate crisis into a systemic crisis,” said Kramer. In addition, many young people are experiencing a lack of prospects and hopelessness, said Kramer: “This could lead to an escalation of the protests beyond what we have experienced so far. We have to interrupt that early on where we recognize it.”
Kramer urged politicians to get involved in the fight against the climate crisis. “As constitutional protectors, we must not get involved in politically discrediting the movement.” However, one should not show any understanding for adhesive actions or similar forms of protest. “Otherwise we’ll face vigilantism, and trust in the rule of law will erode even more.”