Activists Threaten To Disrupt 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show With “Spontaneous Rioting”

International auto shows tend to draw a lot of attention, including from car vandals.

Organizers of the Frankfurt Motor Show (September 12-22), however, are bracing for potential disruption by climate activists who are preparing anti-car protests at the event.

According to a Reuters report, police are investigating a group called “Rocks in the Gearbox” after more than 40 luxury vehicles were vandalized at a car dealership near Frankfurt earlier this week. The group claimed responsibility for vandalizing Jaguar, Land Rover, and Aston Martin vehicles at a Wiesbaden car dealership on Monday.

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Klimaprotest geht in die nächste Stufe

In der hoch emotionalisierten Debatte geht der Protest der Klimanazis in die nächste Stufe, wo immer öfter Sachbeschädigung stattfindet. Die Presse schreibt:"Während die Kriminalpolizei in Bad Homburg die Ermittlungen aufgenommen hat, ist auf dem linken Internetportal „Indymedia“ ein Bekennerschreiben zu der Tat aufgetaucht. Darin schreiben die angeblichen Täter: „Wir unterstützen und solidarisieren uns mit den Aktivist*innen, die die Internationale Automobilausstellung (IAA) blockieren wollen (auch wenn es andersherum nicht so sein wird.)“ Damit beziehen sich die Autoren auf das Aktionsbündnis „Sand im Getriebe“. Dieses hatte ankündigt, als Klima-Protest die IAA friedlich blockieren zu wollen. Die Nähe, die zu „Sand im Getriebe“ gesucht wird, drückt sich auch im Namen „Steine im Getriebe“ aus, mit dem das mutmaßliche Bekennerschreiben unterzeichnet ist."Klimafaschisten blockieren Straßen, zünden Autos (wie beim Porschezentrum in Ehrenfeld) an oder zerstören sie im großen Stil. Was kommt als nächstes?Quellen:https://www.fnp.de/lokales/hochtaunus/kronberg-hessen-luxusautos-zerstoert-jaguar-aston-martin-landrover-12945659.htmlVideo: Netzfund

Gepostet von GROSSE FREIHEIT TV am Dienstag, 27. August 2019

The luxury cars were smashed with metal objects and the two glass doors at the dealerships were broken, a police spokesman said, adding that the perpetrators used hammers and crowbars. Following the devastation of the luxury car dealership, “Rocks in the Gearbox” released a statement in which it warned the Frankfurt Motor Show will be their next target.

“In two weeks Frankfurt will once again launch a propaganda show where the outmoded, climate and environment destroying transportation system is hyped,” the group wrote. “We want to expose this show for what it really is: profits made on the backs of the poorest and at the expense of future generations… We think it is time to throw rocks into the gearbox of capitalist and automotive profit logic,” read the statement.

Mercedes-AMG Project One at 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

The activists (for lack of a better term) are calling for more scrutiny of working conditions of people mining rare earths for electric car batteries and electronics as well as of those working in related industries, including freight, cotton, and rubber production.

Given that another environmental group called “Sand in the Gearbox” has appealed to the public to join protests in Frankfurt on September 13-15, Germany’s auto industry association (VDA) warned auto show visitors to expect longer queues at security checkpoints. “Entrance controls will be tightened, given that there may be spontaneous rioting at the show,” VDA spokesman Eckehart Rotter told Reuters.

Climate activists in Germany have been doing more lately than just vandalize cars. Earlier this month, a group occupied railway lines supplying Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg factory.

 

  • About time! And thanks for sharing it, I was the one… also, you can meet me there. 🙂

    • Jason Panamera

      The what ?

      • ChrisInIL

        Do you expect a cogent answer?

        It won’t be provided.

    • Aeromann

      Yes, I knew you are just a poor antifa and greta lover.

  • WE used to smash N azi in da face, now its the dumb Aston Martins or Ferrari!

    • gambit gamboa

      Well dont show up, cause ill shoot you.

  • MarketAndChurch

    This’ll win people over.

  • roy

    While I love cars and everything related to cars but we cannot ignore the environmental impact of cars. So while I might not agree with their means but I do support their cause

    • Dark Rebel

      You follow that narrative because that is what you have been told. I agree we do destroy our environment especially in lesser countries in the world who don’t have any standards for anything. If people really care about the environment lets get off of the automotive industries back because they are hardly the only one that use resources. The auto industry is actually very efficient in terms of recycling. One needs to consider other industries like consumer electronics that use more precious earth metals for products that get thrown out quickly when a 0.1 upgrade for said device comes out. Cell phones require many components and circuit boards can’t be easily recycled. What also goes into all of these electronics? All I am saying is that there are so many things that we need to improve upon besides placing more regulations onto cars while cargo ships go virtually unchecked.

      • Rimas Kurtinaitis

        Whataboutism at its finest – the car culture is devastating for the environment, and the automotive and petrochemical industries are lobbying in its favour constantly, destroying any plans for cheap and efficient public transport. So, while the activists’ methods are questionable, their cause definitely isn’t.

        Oh, and the low standards of third-world countries are directly caused by the first world’s demand for goods produced there, so please don’t go around blaming them for the destruction of the environment.

      • roy

        I agree with you. I wasn’t just referring to the auto industry in particular. I meant it is about time that all industries should do as much as possible to minimise the damage.

        Having said that I would like to point out one thing, and this is not directed towards you in particular but this habit of people for blaming ‘lesser countries’ should stop. Because you see the lesser countries are being exploited by the companies of first world countries to make huge profit.

    • THEY CAN DO IT BY WORKING WITH LEGISLATORS AND VOTING.
      THE HIGHER MPG MANDATED BY THE PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION WAS TURNED BACK BY THE CURRENT ONE. THOSE WHO FEEL STRONGLY ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE WILL VOTE IN PEOPLE WHO WILL DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.
      THEY CAN PUT THEIR ENERGY TOWARDS REGISTERING PEOPLE TO VOTE.

  • WalthamDan

    I wonder if they put that much energy and focus into their full time jobs, if they have one.

  • LJ

    Get a job hippie.

    • Dark Rebel

      Yea because if they don’t get a job they will be complaining next about how much we need to become commie’s.

      • LJ

        They’ll do that anyways.

  • Seats & a steering wheel

    They are not activists, they are domestic terrorists and should be treated as such.

    • Aeromann

      Exactly. 10years in a work camp.

  • Jason Panamera

    I want to see costs of repairs and these people faces paying it. Vandalism isn’t the way, it only makes people standing more against such ,,activists”.

  • Alexandro Pietro

    The other side of the Luxurious,oddballs,tempting expensive of the Sallom

  • robotlogic

    WTF is up with these people? How about planting some trees or making a documentary about your cause? Vandalizing cars just causes more environmental damage.

    • Aeromann

      They are brainwashed.

      • f1300

        Not much to wash, though…

        • Aeromann

          Sadly true…

    • OR WORKING WITH LEGISLATORS.

  • Aeromann

    Stupid manipulated a$$h0les.

  • Mr. EP9

    Then they have no right to complain when the cops show up and start arresting people.

  • Paulbe

    There are some among us who see a crisis as an opportunity.

  • I’M ALL FOR DOING BETTER FOR OUR PLANET BUT VANDALISM ISN’T THE WAY TO DO IT.
    I GUESS THE NUMB NUTS DON’T REALIZE MORE OF THE EARTHS RESOURCES HAVE TO BE WASTED REPAIRING THE DAMAGED THEY CAUSED.

  • Six_Tymes

    Pea brains are at it again. Embarrassing.

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