Dozens of Extinction Rebellion protesters were arrested during marches through Washington on September 23, an event intended to disrupt life in the city.
In a video uploaded to Twitter by Richard Morrison, a senior editor at Competitive Enterprise Institute, a Washington-based public policy nonprofit, a crowd can be seen marching down K Street holding a yellow banner with the slogan “Tell the Truth.” The group chanted “fossil fuels have got to go.”
Thirty-two protesters were arrested, according to local media.
The hashtag #ShutDownDC was shared by the Extinction Rebellion Washington DC account on September 23 with a caption stating that the organization wants “climate justice now.”
A number of intersections in Washington were closed to traffic by police on September 23 because of Extinction Rebellion protester activity, according to local reports. A sailboat, which was used to block traffic and had activists chained to it, was removed by police.
The group announced plans to shut down five intersections. Credit: Richard Morrison via Storyful