Activists from the organization Extinction-Rebellion triggered traffic jams on Monday with an abseiling action over the Mittlerer Ring in Munich. In the late morning, two people abseiled down from a bridge that ran right next to the BMW headquarters over the central road artery. The police allowed them to carry out the announced action. In both directions, the Mittlerer Ring was partially closed, causing obstructions.

On a banner, the activists, who were accompanied by a small group of demonstrators on the bridge, called for “climate protection instead of IAA – money for public transport, not for highways”. The IAA opens on Tuesday and runs until next weekend. On Monday, the so-called press day, there were already numerous presentations for the media. The IAA is taking place in Munich for the second time this year. The fair is controversial and had already attracted numerous protests in 2021.