Climate activist Neubauer accuses Scholz of Nazi comparisons

Climate activist Neubauer accuses Scholz of Nazi comparisons

Published on 1970..2022

  • Luisa Neubauer at a press conference as part of the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow. Photo: Christoph Soeder/dpa

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At the Kirchentag in Stuttgart, an activist tries to storm the stage where Chancellor Olaf Scholz is speaking. He counters with a comparison, for which Luisa Neubauer has now severely criticized him.


The climate activist Luisa Neubauer has accused Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) of comparing “climate activists with Nazis”.

In doing so, he relativized the Nazi regime, “and in a paradoxical way the climate crisis at the same time”, wrote Neubauer on Twitter. “He stylizes climate protection as an ideology with parallels to the Nazi regime. In 2022. Jesus. That’s such a scandal.”

Neubauer was reacting to the Chancellor’s appearance at the Kirchentag in Stuttgart last Friday, which had been interrupted by several activists. He had criticized the heckling with reference to targeted disruptive actions in the past, but did not draw a direct Nazi comparison, leaving open what he was referring to. His words could also be understood as an allusion to the blasting of events by radicalized student groups in the 1970 years, the late period of which he himself

An activist tried to storm the stage during the appearance of the SPD politician, but was prevented from doing so by security forces and led away. Another activist shouted “bullshit” when Scholz was talking about phasing out coal-fired power generation and the jobs that would be lost in opencast mining as a result.

Scholz: “Reminds me of a time , which was a long time ago”

Scholz commented on the disruption with the words: “I’ll be honest, these black-clad productions at various events by the same people always remind me of a long time behind, and thank God.” This also includes an “acting that is practiced, in which you always stage yourself,” he said.

“I’ve been to events before, there were five people there, dressed alike, everyone had a practiced posture, and (they) do it again and again.” That’s not a discussion. “It’s not participatory in a discussion, it’s an attempt to manipulate events for your own purposes, you shouldn’t do that.” (dpa)

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