Munich – We came close to disaster at the Allianz Arena, a few minutes before France entered the competition against Germany in this Euro Championship. A Greenpeace activist, equipped with a small flashlight, nearly hit the stands. The association apologized.
Tristan Henry with AFP –
A very big fear before the start of the match between France and Germany in Munich! An activist from the Environmental Society Greenpeace, who arrived over the Allianz Arena in a lightweight machine, failed to hit the platform after hitting a cable. But at the base, it wasn’t the assembly’s plan at all. Pilot “You should have hovered over the stadium and thrown a latex balloon” with the message “Oil expelled” (“Out of Oil,” in English), according to a spokesperson.
“Technical difficulties forced him to drop on the field.”According to a press release published on the association’s website. “We regret that the protest action did not go as planned.” And the “We regret that people have been endangered and injured”Spokesperson added.
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Indeed, two men were injured, rescuers at the stadium took care of them and then were taken to hospital. “for exams”According to the Munich police.
The ULM driver, a 38-year-old man who resides in the German region of Baden-Württemberg in southwest Germany, escaped the landing unharmed before being arrested. Inquiry is open to “several crimes” The police said in a press release that they fall under both criminal law and air transport legislation, which strictly restrict overflight capabilities.
UEFA condemned a “a thoughtless act” The ruling of the German Federation (DFB) procedure “Unacceptable”.
Greenpeace’s letter was addressed to car manufacturer Volkswagen, one of the main sponsors of the Euro, which was organized this year in an unprecedented format with eleven host cities in eleven countries. We asked to stop selling climate-damaging diesel and petrol cars.The organization tweeted shortly after the incident on its German account.
UEFA defended its environmental policy on Tuesday night, saying “We are committed to making this tournament sustainable.”
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