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Fri Dec 6, 2019, 04:51 PM

'Nothing Else Matters': Climate Protesters Cause Traffic Headache In DC

Source: WTOP

As part of national and global demonstrations meant to call attention to climate change, protesters blocked traffic in D.C. early Friday morning at the height of rush hour. "We're going to be hopefully stopping some people from getting to work and inconveniencing them and getting people out of the rhythm of the normal workday," protester Tess Goddard told WTOP.

"This might be an inconvenience ... but the climate crisis is going to actually change our lives fundamentally. If we don't solve the climate issue, literally nothing else matters." A few dozen protesters, many of them college students, gathered at George Washington University at 7:30 a.m. and marched to the World Bank headquarters along Pennsylvania Avenue in Northwest between 17th and 19th streets.

The demonstrators made their way along H Street and Pennsylvania Avenues and disrupted traffic along K street, demanding that the World Bank fully divest from fossil fuels. "Their money is directly contributing to the death of our world," Bryce Maples, a protester, told WTOP. At one point, protesters were physically removed from the streets.

Not only do the leaders of the major financial institutions know that they are contributing to the biggest existential crisis of our lifetime; they are preparing for it," said organizer Raegan Davis. "We know we can stop climate chaos and if financial institutions would rather profit than help us, then we will shut them down until they change their minds." - More & Videos...

Read more: https://wtop.com/dc/2019/12/more-climate-change-protests-planned-for-dc-friday/





Climate protesters listen to actress and activist Jane Fonda speak at a rally at Franklin Square in DC, Friday 11am.
Fonda was joined by actors Taylor Schilling, Kyra Sedgwick, and Maura Tierney.
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Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Climate change protesters interrupted traffic in Washington, D.C., on Friday as they marched to World Bank headquarters to demand it divest from carbon-emitting fossil fuels.

Several dozen marchers began the rally early Friday at George Washington University, snarling commuter traffic along H Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. They headed to Franklin Square for a rally that included actress and activist Jane Fonda. Police ultimately removed some demonstrators at one point.
"We're going to be hopefully stopping some people from getting to work and inconveniencing them and getting people out of the rhythm of the normal workday," protester Tess Goddard said.. The protest is one of many scheduled around the world Friday, and is part of an international movement called "Fridays for Future" and led by teen activist Greta Thunberg. The Swedish teenager urged people to "strike" school or work to seek action on climate change. Shut Down D.C., sponsors of the Washington event, referred to the weekly protest as "Fire Drill Friday."..https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2019/12/06/Actress-Jane-Fonda-among-activists-at-Shut-Down-DC-climate-rally/6971575655291

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 06:15 PM

1. K n R ! Thanks for posting!

And great pics too!

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 06:33 PM

2. Think of all the fouling exhaust fumes and wasted gasoline (fossil fuels) caused by the disruption.

A bit short sighted if you ask me.

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Sat Dec 7, 2019, 04:58 AM

3. Solidarity with all direct action on Climate Catastrophe.

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