Today: Tuesday, 5 March 2024 year

Environmental activists blocked the center of Vienna in Austria.

Environmental activists blocked the center of Vienna in Austria.

Eco-activists from the “Last Generation” movement (German: Letzte Generation) blocked off the center of Vienna, attaching wooden frames to themselves to demonstrate how much space one person sitting behind the wheel of a car takes up.

The action took place in the city center. According to the Vienna police, the protest action of the activists took place without prior notice.

“In today’s protest march, we are ‘driving’ at walking speed through the streets of Vienna at three locations to draw attention to how cars are wasting space,” the activists wrote on their official Twitter account, accompanying the post with photos of the participants shares move along the street with wooden frames on them.


As the supporters of the “Last Generation” explained, in this way they wanted to demonstrate the inefficiency of cars.

“While the richest emit a thousand times more climate gases into the air than the average population, the government is ignoring this injustice and the growing climate catastrophe,” the movement’s press office said.