700+ Arrested as Extinction Rebellion Protests Demand Climate Action

HeadlineOct 08, 2019

More than 700 activists from Sydney to New York City have been arrested in coordinated climate protests across the globe, as activists with Extinction Rebellion shut down streets and occupied public landmarks to demand action on the climate crisis. Nearly 300 were arrested in London after taking over 11 sites in the Westminster area. In New York City, nearly 90 activists were arrested after staging a die-in on Wall Street, pouring fake blood on the iconic bull statue outside the New York Stock Exchange. Dozens were also arrested in Amsterdam, Vienna and Madrid. In Brisbane, Australia, an activist hung from Story Bridge in a hammock for six hours. Activists also took to the streets in Chile, Colombia and Mexico. We’ll have more on Extinction Rebellion’s ongoing protests after headlines.

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