Climate activists attempt to disrupt Berlin Marathon

STORY: At least eight protesters were detained by police, video footage showed.

In a written statement, Letzte Generation quoted a “56-year-old physicist and spokesman” for the organisation as saying “we are sorry to prevent runners from participating in the marathon without disruptions but we are in an emergency situation,” adding the world could not afford to wait for a change in climate politics any longer.

Letzte Generation activists have in the past caused large-scale disruption by gluing themselves to roads and blocking rush-hour traffic across Germany.