Dozens of climate activists were arrested in New York City Friday as they staged peaceful actions demanding big banks stop investing in the fossil fuel industry. Activists held protests in front of the headquarters of JPMorgan Chase, Citibank and Bank of America. The actions come as world leaders gather for the U.N. General Assembly and ahead of November’s U.N. climate summit in Scotland. This is Presleigh Hayashida of Extinction Rebellion.
Presleigh Hayashida: “I would love to see people who are actually talking about the climate crisis realistically and not making, you know, 20-year plans, 30-year plans. We can’t talk about 2050 or 2030 anymore; we have to immediately stop fossil fuel investment.”