A climate change activist was ejected from his own trial when he stuck his hand to a table in front of furious judges.
Defendant Henning Jeschke, 23, had been on trial for resisting arrest at protest roadblocks in Germany.
But he plunged his trial into chaos at the Tiergarten District Court, in the city of Berlin, on 23rd February when he stuck his hand to a courtroom table.
Furious judges, report local media, ordered Jeschke to leave the court and he was manhandled out by ushers still glued to the table.
He was later released from the furniture by police while Judge Sebastian Jacobs heard the trial at the Tiergarten District Court without him.
Jeschke had also angered judges when he took out his smartphone and began filming.
In the two-minute-long video which his activist group later posted on Twitter, he can be heard saying: “I’m sorry I’m doing this now, but I can’t help it.
“I want us to preserve the rule of law. You don’t want to hear it in this room, but, we need to talk about the climate emergency.”
“The wealthiest one per cent are fueling the disaster for nothing but quick profit, fully aware of the deadly consequences.
“We must bring the real criminals to justice.”
Jeschke is the leader of Germany’s Last Generation group which has similar targets to Extinction Rebellion supporters in the UK.
Last Generation released a statement in which they reported on his court speech, saying: “We must respect the right to life.
“While we are being condemned for this demand, some corporations that should actually be sitting here continue to freely destroy the climate and thus society.
“The rich keep drilling for oil and building bunkers. You know of the suffering and death.
“We’ve all known this for decades. And it will continue.
“Vegetables have been rationed in England since yesterday – in rich Europe. We won’t have anything to eat either.”
Court spokesperson Lisa Jani said: “We could do without the table. The main thing was that the main hearing could be continued.”