Extinction Rebellion trains Berliners in civil disobedience

Radio France Internationale | Oct 12, 2019 at 2:42 AM
  • Seated on the floor, Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists are rehearsing blocking a street at the base of a disused building in central Berlin, one of their planned actions to pressure governments to “tell the truth” about “climate and ecological emergency”.
  • Around 150 people, from dyed-in-the-wool supporters to total climate protest beginners, have gathered at the “House of Statistics”, a former East German government building close to the unmistakeable TV tower at Alexanderplatz.
  • Around 2:00 pm, the training is over, and there is no time for a break before another hundred-odd people arrive for the day’s second session.