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The climate activists disrupted the race. © APA / ERWIN SCHERIAU

Trouble in Schladming: Activists interrupt races

The climate protection group “Last Generation” used the night race in the Alpine Ski World Cup in Schladming for a protest.

After start number 30 of the first round, a few activists entered the finish area, distributed colored powder and then wanted to sit in the snow with “Listen to the Climate Council” banners, according to a release from the initiative. However, they were quickly escorted away. In the television broadcast, the scenes were only shown briefly, then other content was shown. The race was briefly interrupted for clean-up work.

Austria's Chancellor Karl Nehammer was a guest of honor at the floodlight classic in Styria; he was addressed directly in the “Last Generation” broadcast. The Chancellor “was able to see the protest against his sloppy climate policy up close,” it said, and continued: “Finally listen to the science, Mr. Nehammer!”

The climate activists sprayed paint. © APA / GEORG HOCHMUTH

Similar disruptions had already taken place this World Cup winter at the men's slalom in Gurgl and the ski jumpers' Four Hills Tournament in Bischofshofen. The ÖSV as the organizer has since tightened its security measures - for example with more staff in the finish area.

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