Protester Glues Himself to Floor, Then Needs Help When Nature Calls

Climate activists often grab headlines in unique ways to be able to make people hear their demands. Recently, many incidents involving protestors gluing their hands to expensive art have come to light. 

Now, it appears even cars aren’t safe. A group of climate activists stormed the Paris Motor Show and glued themselves to supercars, including high-end Ferraris.

The members of a group called the Extinction Rebellion held up a banner and chanted as some of them sat on the floor and glued their hands to the bonnets of the cars.

A photo showed the activists holding a banner which said “global of self-destruction” as shocked visitors watched on and walked past.

Four of the activists glued their hands to the front of the supercars—including a Ferrari Testarossa—and sprayed them with black paint.

In a series of tweets, Extinction Rebellion claimed victory after a “dozen rebels” took part in a protest to “denounce a polluting industry which seeks to wash its image with ‘green’ vehicles.” They said promoting personal vehicles as the transport of the future was “absurd” due to the current prices of electricity and fuel.

Extinction Rebellion are known for using civil disobedience to draw attention to their cause. But they have been widely criticised for their stunts because they often cause inconvenience to ordinary members of the public.

The latest stunt comes just days after another group of protestors glued themselves to the floor of a Volkswagen dealership—and moaned that they couldn’t use the toilet or get food after staff went home.

Members of Scientist Rebellion, who are a collection of academics affiliated with Extinction Rebellion, stuck themselves to the concrete floor of the Porsche pavilion at Autostadt and the Volkswagen luxury car exhibit in Wolfsburg, Germany.

But they perhaps didn’t get the response they were looking for from workers at the facility come the end of the day.

When it was time for the staff to go home, they simply switched off the lights and the heating and left the scientists on their own.

One of the protestors claimed the workers denied their request for a “bowl to urinate and defecate in.”

In recent years, Volkswagen has pushed heavily into electric cars and, last year, was the top-selling maker of EVs in Europe.

Climate protestors in Germany called out Volkswagen for not giving them bowls to urinate and defecate into following a protest in which they glued themselves to a Porsche showroom floor. One protestor, Gianluca Grimalda, documented his experience on Twitter, saying that Volkswagen had told them they supported the group’s right to protest, but then denied their requests for excrement bowls.

The protest is one of many civil disobedience protests across Europe demanding quick and decisive action against climate change. This group claims they wanted to speak with the CEO of Volkswagen regarding speed limits in Germany, and decarbonizing the German transport sector.

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