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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 the climate crisis. 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

89 comments

  • Michael T.
    02/29/2020 13:09

    @leon draper

  • Tracy G.
    11/06/2019 14:00

    BIO-H2-GEN INC.

  • Omar M.
    10/12/2019 23:36

    Its change Make something with whiskey_square-Global _event Will bring answers

  • Robert M.
    10/11/2019 16:54

    as along as they’re not stopping people from getting to work to feed their families then im ok with them protesting, it is very important but lying in the middle if the roads is not going to help.

  • Douglas A.
    10/11/2019 05:02

    I have listened since the late 70s.When all the climate predictions didnt pan out I quit.Read a book called The Late Great Planet Earth written in the late 70s by John Earlick. Very popular back in the day.Turned out to be completely WRONG.

  • John C.
    10/11/2019 02:54

    Strategic relocation my friends.

  • Jason L.
    10/11/2019 02:10

    Just stop consuming products buy or grow something do it every single person has to not use or buy anything that is packaged in a way that doesn't damage the world in any way shape or form create a paradise on earth 🌍 its up actions not idol walking or shouting that is energy better used to plant fruit bearering trees in support of wildlife and that our need is less

  • Phil T.
    10/10/2019 21:35

    So sad these people! Misguided! All they do is protest. They are not positive people and I bet very few of them actually do anything of benefit for the planet!!

  • Michael L.
    10/10/2019 18:37

    yep, my advise would be to move away from the coastline. and spread the word of the techniques of permaculture. permaculture is the only way to save this planet. maybe aquaponics can help out a little too.

  • David T.
    10/10/2019 15:34

    Stop procreating. That is what is what you can do, just look at your parents. Stop moaning and stop having children. Period.

  • Mike H.
    10/10/2019 15:29

    https://youtu.be/UFHX526NPbE

  • Jake J.
    10/10/2019 13:23

    Maybe just maybe if the world isnt acting about climate change then its probably not as serious as people believe it is.

  • Darren K.
    10/10/2019 13:06

    These people are ignorant. Nothing can be done about climate change. The fossil record proves that this has happened many times before. And long before the industrial revolution I might add!

  • Bob J.
    10/10/2019 13:00

    Mugs the lot of you. You're actually doing what the government want. Whilst you bore us with this bullshit, which it is if you check real science. This is irrational hysteria, promoting extreme eco anxiety to kid and adults who don't have a clue. The planet is fine. Fight the banks. This fucking bullshit will enslave us even more. Carbon tax. Impossible to monitor, so you'll literally be paying for the air you breath. Travel will become by permit only. Whilst we are held in open prison cities. Like China. Grass your neighbours, get good citizen points, put in an application to travel to another open prison to see your family. You have no information. Hysteria caused by a mental patient. The news really gives this much attention to real issues. We made mess. That's it. Go after businesses. You're fucking yourselves and rational people too you morons. What about America moving out so Turkey could take their exact position and bomb Syria. Wars all over the world. G5. Not a sound.tech in your home than can kill you. Geo engineering? Anybody think for themselves. Idiots. Well winter's coming so you can stay warm at home. But how you gonna heat your house. Gas! Or stick to your bullshit and freeze. Thought not. Save the planet. The planet is at war. As George Carlin said, the planet is fine, the people are fucked. Mass starvation but we are gonna save the planet. 80% of people live on less than a dollar a day. Are they a threat to the planet? Go after big company's. That make the waste. That's all it is. Waste. The rest is beyond our control. 4.5 billion to your 5 minutes of noise, arrogate pretentious deluded people.

  • Filipa M.
    10/10/2019 12:23

    I wish young people would protest against pollution and the degradation of ecosystems worldwide instead of the debatable man-made climate change.

  • Prakash K.
    10/10/2019 10:33

    Brut 100 % Original organic !

  • Vlad C.
    10/10/2019 10:28

    Then discard your smartphone, cars, laptops, start growing your own food!

  • Shirley M.
    10/10/2019 10:09

    Apparently they’ve learnt nothing at school about the history of Earth or Nature.

  • Anton A.
    10/10/2019 08:39

    Brut? You too?

  • Travis R.
    10/10/2019 08:01

    Go to school....get an engineering degree ....invent new things ...be part of the solution. Dont expect the gov to solve the problems.

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