At least 13 climate protesters were arrested after blocking New York’s FDR Drive during morning rush hour on October 25, in demonstrations calling for stronger action on climate change.
All northbound lanes were blocked by the Extinction Rebellion protest, prompting New York police to ask motorists to expect delays and seek alternate routes. A similar protest blocked traffic on the West Side Highway the same morning.
“Dear commuters: we are interrupting traffic this morning not to annoy you, but to force the public to confront the true dangers of unchecked climate change. If we do not act today, if
[President Joe Biden] does not act today, NYC will be underwater by 2100,” Extinction Rebellion said in a Twitter post.
This drone video taken by Jarrett Robertson shows the protesters standing in front of traffic holding a banner reading “Our House is on Fire”. Credit: Jarrett Robertson via Storyful