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Environmental protests draw attention at start of Munich motor show

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Greenpeace activists pushing for an end to the sale of petrol and diesel cars demonstrated in a pond outside the IAA Mobility motor show in Munich on Tuesday, the opening day of the exhibition. Billed as the “world’s largest mobility event,” the exhibition is a showcase for major car producers to present their latest models, as well as a venue for dozens of discussions on the future of the industry. More than a dozen young demonstrators holding up placards entered the chest-high water in a large pond outside the conference venue, and stayed there for about 30 minutes. “The German car industry …

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