A group of about 20 students interrupted a Bundestag session to stage a ‘die-in’ by lying down on the floor to protest the government’s approach to the climate crisis, in Berlin on Tuesday.

During the die-in, students deployed a banner that was snatched away by another attendee.

The demonstration took place during a ‘Youth and Parliament’ session – a four-day mock parliament session – as the Bundestag president Wolfgang Schaeuble was giving a closing speech.

Schaeuble reacted by ringing a bell and then said “I say however that tomorrow at midday, I have to open the parliamentary session here, and by that time you should have removed yourselves.”

Activist Maximilian Reimann reportedly said that the stunt aimed at drawing attention to the climate crisis and to put pressure on the government to act.

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