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Scores Arrested as Civil Disobedience Protesters Demand Wall Street End Support for Fossil Fuels

HeadlineSep 19, 2023

Here in New York, police arrested at least 149 climate protesters Monday after they flooded Manhattan’s Financial District for a day of peaceful protests. Activists are demanding banks stop funding coal, oil and gas projects. More protests are planned for today. 

In Massachusetts, nine members of the environmental movement Extinction Rebellion were arrested Monday as they peacefully occupied the office of Governor Maura Healey to demand an immediate phaseout of fossil fuels.

Protester: “It’s going to be hard. We know that. But how much harder is it going to be the longer we wait? We’ve already waited too long. The people who are in power now are the ones who need to take action now. Stop passing the buck. Stop pushing it down the line. We only have a few years left before it’s too late.”

We’ll have more on this week’s historic climate protests later in the broadcast.

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