Indigenous activists rallied outside the White House in Washington, DC, on October 11, urging US President Joe Biden to declare a national climate emergency.
Native American leaders, tribal members, and supporters gathered in the capital on Indigenous Peoples’ Day for the protest, part of the five-day People vs Fossil Fuels event. Demands include more extreme actions to curb carbon-producing fossil-fuel projects, according to the event’s website.
According to Washington Post reporter Ellie Silverman, United States Secret Service (USSS) officers used a fence to move climate protesters away from the White House and towards Lafayette Square.
This video taken by Corinne Cliford shows activists and USSS officers pushing the metal barriers in front of the White House. Credit: Corinne Cliford via Storyful