While the Queen is being buried in London: in a state of emergency


Climate activists occupy tracks. Researchers discover a pharaoh's tomb. 2,000 babies are born in Germany. The week of revival begins in Berlin.

The Mall in London, lined with British flags Photo: reuters

As the Queen's funeral takes place in London, we capture what else is happening in the world in terms of life and death on that day.

Track occupation at Jänschwalde

While the Queen is being buried in London, climate activists broke into the site of the coal-fired power plant in Jänschwalde in southern Brandenburg on Monday morning. They occupied rails, track systems and conveyor belts, as a spokesman for the Cottbus police reported. The demonstrators did not enter the opencast mine. The spokesman said he could not yet provide any information on the number of people on the premises. According to its own statements, the South Police Department was deployed with a larger contingent. The riot police support the police officers from the region, it said.

The "Involuntary Fire Brigade" group announced that around 40 people were on the site and were blocking, among other things, the coal bunker and the track connections to the power plant. Some had chained themselves to conveyor belts, it said. According to their own statements, the blockers want their action to protest against the operation of the Jänschwalde opencast mine and the consequences of lignite-fired power generation in the Jänschwalde power plant. "We are taking the coal exit into our own hands here and now," said a spokeswoman.

Train traffic was also disrupted in London – albeit due to conventional damage to the overhead line. Connections between Paddington station and Slough, west of London, were blocked on Monday morning, as a local dpa reporter reported. The disorder is likely to affect many mourners. Slough is in close proximity to Windsor. (dpa/taz)

Continuous broadcasts on TV

While the Queen is being buried in London, the televisions are running hot in Germany. In order to be able to hear everything, the sofa stools in this country need at least four TV sets.

The first reports from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. about the funeral service. And if you can't keep it up, you can watch a 45-minute synopsis at 8:15 p.m. entitled Farewell to the Queen - Funeral in Windsor.

The second shows a "ZDF special" entitled "Mourning for Queen Elizabeth II" from 9:03 a.m. The show goes until 6:05 p.m. At 7:25 p.m. there is another “ZDF special”.

RTL has included a "Point 12 Special" live from the funeral service in the program. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. it will be: "Last honor to the Queen - The world bids farewell to Elizabeth II".

Sat.1 also transmits. The "Sat.1 breakfast television" is extended to 11 a.m. - there is a live broadcast to London. Then the live reporting "Goodbye, Queen Elizabeth - The world says goodbye" continues.

And there is nothing else? Yes, yes. At Phoenix, for example, the starts at 10 a.m Live broadcast of the press conference at the turning point for real energy and food security. (dpa/taz)

A good 2,000 births in Germany

While the Queen is buried in London, a good 2,000 babies will be born in Germany. That is the expected value for one day this September. It can be extrapolated from the number of births in recent months and years. The number of births will probably be significantly lower than in September 2021. In the first few months of this year, almost 10 percent fewer births were registered than in the same period last year.

Around 450,000 births are registered worldwide every day. (taz)

State of emergency in London

While the Queen is being buried in London, there is a state of emergency in Great Britain on Monday. Schools and universities as well as shops and pubs remained closed almost everywhere. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of London to catch a glimpse of the funeral procession. Heads of state and government, royalty and dignitaries from all over the world will take part in the funeral service in Westminster Abbey (12 noon CEST). Police, secret services and anti-terrorist units are coordinating what is probably the largest security operation that London has ever experienced.

Westminster Hall, containing the monarch's coffin, was closed to the public early this morning in preparation for the funeral procession to Westminster Abbey. During the night and until early Monday morning, many people flocked to the oldest building in the British Parliament to pay their last respects to the Queen. However, the queue had already been closed for new arrivals on Sunday evening.

At 11:44 a.m. (CEST) the coffin will be taken in procession to nearby Westminster Abbey on a carriage – a carriage designed for cannons – pulled by 98 marines. King Charles III, his three siblings and his sons Prince William and Prince Harry are again to give the coffin the final escort on foot. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected on the streets. (dpa)

Tomb from Pharaonic times discovered

While the Queen is being buried in London, archaeologists in Israel have discovered a burial chamber from the time of the Egyptian pharaoh Ramses II. As the Israel Antiquities Authority announced on Sunday, the spectacular discovery was made on Tuesday during dredging work on the beach in Palmachim, when the shovel suddenly broke through the roof of the burial chamber. Numerous clay vessels and bronze arrowheads and spearheads as well as human bones were found in the grave. (afp)

Around 90 more corona deaths in Germany

While the Queen is being buried in London, around 90 people in Germany have died of Corona within 24 hours. The Robert Koch Institute reported no newly registered pandemic victims on Monday because the health authorities cannot keep up with the reports on weekends. The seven-day average was 90.6 corona deaths per day. This is likely to have continued over the weekend to a similar extent. (taz)

week of revival

While the Queen is being buried in London, the week of revival begins in Berlin. The Professional Association of German Anesthesiologists and the German Society for Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine as well as the German Anesthesiology Foundation clarify under the patronage of the Federal Ministry of Health during this action week about the chances of saving people from death through fast and good resuscitation. (taz)

The Biggest Funerals

While the Queen is being buried in London, the afp news agency recalls the largest funerals of modern times. In 1948, an estimated two million people of all castes watched Mahatma Gandhi's funeral as some of his ashes were scattered in the waters of the Ganges, the holy river of Hindus.

The funeral of John Fitzgerald Kennedy on November 26, 1963 in Washington, four days after his assassination in Dallas, was the first televised event of this kind. It was broadcast live to tens of millions of people on television, which was still a new medium at the time.

There were also mourning crowds at the funeral of Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser, who died in Cairo on September 28, 1970. Almost five million people took part in a frenetic funeral procession through the crowded streets of the Egyptian capital.

In the Funeral service for Princess Diana 1997 more than a million bouquets of flowers were laid outside Kensington Palace in honor of the "People's Princess" and hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of London to watch her funeral procession. (afp/taz)



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