The British heir to the throne, Prince Charles, shows understanding for climate protectors. But he rejects extreme forms of protest.
Ballater – The British heir to the throne Prince Charles has shown understanding for climate demonstrators: inside – but criticized extreme forms of protest. “I understand the frustration completely,” said the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II in an interview published on Monday (October 11, 2021) with the BBC.
It is important to understand “how desperate” many young people in particular are who protest. “But I don’t think doing this in a way that alienates people is helpful,” added Prince Charles. Road blockades, for example, are “not helpful”. “The difficulty is managing that frustration in a way that is constructive rather than destructive,” said Charles.
Climate activist: inside blocking London city motorway
Most recently, climate activists had repeatedly blocked the M25 London city motorway and important roads and bridges in the capital of Great Britain. Some demonstrators got stuck inside on the street. There were long traffic jams and arguments with road users. The British government around Boris Johnson obtained injunctions and criticized the demonstrators: inside the groups Insulate Britain, who are demanding comprehensive thermal insulation of houses, as well as Extinction Rebellion.
Less than three weeks before the start of the UN climate conference COP26, Prince Charles urged the heads of state and government not to just talk at their meeting in Glasgow, Scotland. “The problem is to take measures on site,” said the committed climate activist. Charles wants to attend the conference with his wife, Duchess Camilla. The Queen, his eldest son Prince William and his wife Duchess Kate have also announced their visit.
Prince Charles is committed to climate protection
Charles said he has tried to reduce his environmental footprint himself. “I don’t eat meat or fish two days a week and I don’t eat dairy products one day a week,” he said. “If more people did this, it would take a lot of pressure (from the environment).” (Ktho / dpa)