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Climate protestors arrested after gluing themselves to floor of German Volkswagen factory – Demanded ‘a bowl to urinate or defecate in’


  • Nine demonstrators have complained about their treatment during a protest 
  • They glued themselves to the floor of a Volkswagen dealership in Germany
  • Staff turned out the lights, switched off the heating and left them inside
  • Activists have complained they ‘weren’t given a bowl to urinate or defecate in’

Eco-demonstrators who glued themselves to the floor of a Volkswagen factory then moaned that their hands hurt and they could not go to the toilet have been arrested.

Nine activists from the Scientist Rebellion group broke into Autostadt, a museum and car showroom opposite Volkswagen’s main factory in Wolfsburg, late on Wednesday and glued themselves to the floor of the Porsche pavilion.

They vowed to continue their protest until Volkswagen agreed to lobby ministers to decarbonise the transport industry.

But they began complaining after just a few hours that they had no food and staff had refused to bring them a bowl to defecate in.

Gianluca Grimalda, who had declared he was on hunger strike, then began complaining his hand – which he had covered in superglue and stuck to the floor – was swollen and said medics warned him he was at risk of blood clots.

After just a day of protest he agreed to leave for medical treatment and was arrested, before riot police moved in to round up the rest of the demonstrators.