2019) Anti-Car Groups Call for an SUV Ban, Protest at Frankfurt Auto Show – caranddriver.com
Sep 14, 2019 Sebastian Blanco
• Environmental protest groups have been actively opposing the auto industry in Germany this summer, blocking a train carrying new Volkswagen vehicles earlier this month with their bodies.
UPDATE 9/14/19: Anti-SUV protestors entered the Frankfurt auto show when it opened to the public on Thursday, according to the Associated Press and as seen in the photo above. These protestors climbed on top of certain SUV models at the show and showed posters labeled “Klimakiller,” or “Climate Killer.”
UPDATE 9/9/19: Greenpeace and a German climate-change activist group, Deutsche Umwelthilfe, issued a statement demanding a ban on sport-utility vehicles. The Greenpeace International website declared: “What we are witnessing is a ‘SUVization’ of the model ranges being offered” and called today’s auto industry “truly grotesque.” Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess will meet with the activists on Monday night for a debate about these issues, the New York Times reported today.