On Monday government spokesperson Steffen Seibert expressed that Angela Merkel views our hunger strike with worries, but would not get involved with the matter.
Us, the hunger strikers, feel this declaration of worries as hypocritical and dishonest. Her private worries may be true, but all the while it was especially the politics of the past 16 years under Merkel, that brought us into this desperate situation.
Not only was there no sufficient political action in the past, but Merkel clearly misses the chance to position herself for progressive climate protection.
A neutral position concerning this question cannot exist, which is why we appeal once again to the chancellor candidates - Baerbock, Scholz and Laschet - to not repeat the mistakes of the past and to finally act in accordance with the seriousness of the situation.