Activists throw cake at Volkswagen bosses during annual shareholder assembly in Berlin

Berlin was the setting for protests at Volkswagen’s annual shareholders’ assembly yesterday, as demonstrators voiced their considerations over human rights and climate change issues. Europe’s largest automobile manufacturer confronted stress from local weather protesters gathered exterior the occasion venue, urging the company to take steps to reduce its carbon footprint.
Activists from the group Scientist Rebellion displayed a message stating…
“The science is obvious: the emissions from Volkswagen’s planned car sales are past planetary limits.”
Meanwhile, inside Money , disruption ensued as cake was thrown at a member of Volkswagen’s supervisory board, Wolfgang Porsche, who turned eighty years outdated on the identical day.
An extra interruption occurred when a topless girl protested towards Volkswagen’s operations in China‘s Xinjiang area throughout a speech by the company’s CEO, Oliver Blume. Activists have accused the carmaker of ignoring human rights abuses in the area, where Volkswagen operates a factory in partnership with Chinese firm SAIC.
Over one million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities have reportedly been detained by China’s Communist Party within the far-western area as part of a years-long crackdown that has also seen the establishment of labour camps. Despite vehement denials of those abuse allegations by China, in addition to Volkswagen’s rejection of claims that its factories utilise compelled labour, activists proceed to specific their concerns.
In response to the protests, the corporate stated…
“A constructive dialogue is essential. And a common assembly presents a great alternative for this.”

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