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Extinction Rebellion Around the World

They're young, they come from around the world, and this week they are protesting against their governments' inaction on climate change. This is Extinction Rebellion — and here is their message.

The protesters brought the globe to a standstill

Dozens of protesters were arrested after shutting down a Times Square intersection to draw attention to climate change, an NYPD spokesman confirmed. Demonstrators affiliated with the group Extinction Rebellion parked a green sailboat on Broadway and West 44th Street and surrounded the vessel, blocking cars from using the road. Police began arresting protesters about 45 minutes later, taking 62 people into custody, an NYPD spokesman said. Charges against the protesters are pending but will mostly likely be for disorderly conduct, the spokesman said.

Tourists and workers on Wall Street were met by a jarring spectacle: protesters, some lying in pools of fake blood outside the New York Stock Exchange, some dancing and others chanting, all to call attention to people killed by climate-related disease and disaster. “Drowned in attic,” read one sign in the shape of a cardboard gravestone that was lying next to a protester playing dead; another read, “Couldn’t Outrun Wildfire.” The demonstrators, led by the protest group Extinction Rebellion, were kicking off five days of civil disobedience planned across the city, the country and the rest of the world.

By disrupting several landmarks in the heart of New York’s financial district and by blocking traffic on Broadway, the group hoped to start building up its relatively small American movement with the kind of street muscle and influence it has quickly amassed in its birthplace, the United Kingdom. The group Extinction Rebellion launched its "international rebellion" to protest government inaction on climate change on Oct. 7, 2019, according to the organization's website. The movement will feature protests in 60 different cities worldwide such as London, Paris and NYC. Jonathan Palash-Miznir (XR Youth US coordinator), Olivia Wohlgemuth (Fridays For Future organizer and XR activist), Sophie Anderson (XR Youth US coordinator), Giovanni Tamacas (XR activist), Xander (farmer and XR activist), and Christina Ellsberg (student and XR activist) all spoke to Brut. while fighting for the world’s environmental rights.

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10/09/2019 3:59 PMupdated: 10/18/2019 3:35 PM
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63 comments

  • Britt T.
    10/09/2019 16:07

    stupid snot nosed brats go GET A JOB brat

  • Brut
    10/09/2019 16:22

    Climate action group Extinction Rebellion (XR) will not wait for politics to catch up with the climate crisis. The growing socio-political movement already has more than 300 local cells in over 50 countries — including dozens in the United States. Check out Brut's new YouTube channel for documentaries like this one every Friday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbLlVCLKDWk

  • Sean F.
    10/09/2019 16:54

    All hoping to be the next viral sensation. Sad

  • Stuart C.
    10/09/2019 18:12

    instead of protesting get a science degree and search for a solution for a solution to generate clean energy. something which we dont have yet .other than hydo-power.till then the governments cant do much they are not scientists.

  • Ed D.
    10/09/2019 18:23

    Seems very interesting how they are getting together, being strong and clear about the situation, but you all should know that governments, and most the politicians aren't honest and they aren't there to protect anything but their own interests. Be strong and push harder, because the wall isn't going to fall easily.

  • Matt O.
    10/09/2019 18:35

    Blah blah blah

  • Alan S.
    10/09/2019 18:41

    Only one cure to inaction by politicians,VOTE in every election from Local to National,only then do politicians take notice.Take note of how your local representatives votes on every issue,PAY ATTENTION and vote.

  • Austin G.
    10/09/2019 20:53

    Lol yeah the solution to climate change is for the middle class to pay even more tax money to an unelected bureaucracy 🤣🤣🤣🤣. They're so rebellious that literally ever major corporation in the world agrees with them.

  • Himanshu S.
    10/10/2019 07:08

    All I see are good people in this video all taken by the climate change hoax 😢

  • Greg C.
    10/10/2019 13:23

    LIBERAL PROPAGANDA

  • David D.
    10/10/2019 14:44

    Children being made a foolish bunch. Global warming is about money and the evil of it is brain washing children?

  • Chris G.
    10/10/2019 17:45

    Have thy ever been duped

  • Matthew P.
    10/10/2019 20:20

    Really good to see. Keep pushing guys and the status quo WILL fall.

  • Gary B.
    10/10/2019 21:28

    YOU BRAIN DEAD LIED TO STUPID IDIOT FOOLS ,,,BEING USED AS PUPPETS AND TO DUMB TO KNOW

  • Robert J.
    10/10/2019 23:54

    You're all stupid sheeple.

  • Chet L.
    10/11/2019 00:48

    More liberal bull crap for the dumb and dumber

  • John B.
    10/11/2019 02:54

    Your schools have indoctrinated you well

  • Joseph H.
    10/11/2019 08:30

    I think they need to talk to Mother Nature I'm sure she could help them out a lot on this issue

  • Gary B.
    10/11/2019 17:00

    BRAIN WASHED IDIOTS !! HAHAHAHA

  • Chrystopher A.
    10/11/2019 18:41

    HURRY!!! We NEED to lower atmospheric CO2 levels to 160ppm or else the photosynthesis will continue!!! STOP the photosynthesis!!!