Activists in Germany broke into Berlin Brandenburg Airport on Thursday and stuck to the tarmac in protest of the government’s inaction on climate change.
The activists were members of the climate activism group last generation (Last Generation) and stated that the stunt was staged in protest of greenhouse gas emissions caused by air travel.
“A wealthy one percent of the population is responsible for about half of aviation-related greenhouse gas emissions,” Last Generation said in a public statement.
The demonstrators also called on the German government to invest in rail travel.
A spokesman for airport said the group, which included a 70-year-old man, gained unauthorized access via two separate points in the asphalt parameter.
About 13 flights were forced to divert or change their route.
Climate protesters this year have targeted Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet and Leonardo da Vinci paintings. Two climate protesters threw themselves tomato soup on a van Gogh paintingtwo others plastered potatoes on a Monet piece and another threw cake at the Mona Lisa.
So have protesters poured onto highways stopping traffic in the name of reducing the use of fossil fuels and spilling milk on shop floors to fight for environmental justice.
On October 23, activists from Last Generation threw mashed potatoes at one $110 million Monet painting which was in a Potsdam museum.
The group said they threw mashed potatoes at the painting to raise awareness about the dangers of fossil fuels.
Fox News’ Jon Michael Raasch contributed to this report.