COP24: Activists Take Over Trump Administration’s Pro-Fossil Fuels Event

HeadlineDec 11, 2018

Here at COP24 in Katowice, Poland, indigenous and youth leaders disrupted an event Monday hosted by Trump administration officials promoting fossil fuels and nuclear interests.

Protesters: “Keep it in the ground! Keep it in the ground!”

Vic Barrett: “My name is Vic Barrett. I am here with the SustainUS delegation but also a plaintiff on the Our Children’s Trust lawsuit. And what just happened was the Trump administration and the fossil fuel industry tried to co-opt the space that exists here at COP in order to push their own agenda forward. And so, young people and people that have been in the community here have decided that we needed to interrupt it and call attention to real solutions.”

Protesters: “Shame on you! Shame on you! Shame on you!”

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