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Climate Activists Block Entry to NYC’s Citibank Ahead of Global Actions to #EndFossilFuels

HeadlineSep 15, 2023
Image Credit: Ken Schles

In New York, hundreds of climate activists blocked the entrances to Citibank’s headquarters in Manhattan Thursday. At least 25 protesters were arrested. Democracy Now! spoke to organizer Alec Connon after he was released from police custody.

Alec Connon: “Just this week, there are thousands, potentially tens of thousands, of people that have died in Libya from extreme flooding that is being driven by the climate crisis. And the climate crisis, we know, is being driven by the fossil fuel industry. And the fossil fuel industry cannot survive without the financial backing of banks like Citibank.”

Thursday’s action was part of a series of planned climate protests culminating in Sunday’s March to End Fossil Fuels here in New York City. That march is part of the larger Global Fight to End Fossil Fuels, which will see actions take place around the world.

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