- Title: Wall Street Bull is bloodied; Extinction Rebellion launches NY protest
- Date: 7th October 2019
- Summary: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (OCTOBER 7, 2019) (REUTERS) POLICE / EXTINCTION REBELLION PROTESTER COMING DOWN FROM BULL PAINTED RED FOR BLOOD / HANDING OVER EXTINCTION REBELLION FLAG PROTESTERS ON GROUND WEARING RED PAINT ON SHIRT FOR BLOOD / POLICE OFFICER CLOSE OF PROTESTERS ON GROUND / HOLDING RIP [REST IN PEACE] SIGNS PROTESTERS ON GROUND / PROTESTERS CHANGING, "THIS IS A CLIMATE EMERGENCY" PROTESTERS CHANGING, "CLIMATE JUSTICE / WHEN DO WE WANT IT? / NOW" CLOSE OF PROTESTER ON GROUND
- Embargoed: 21st October 2019 17:42
- Keywords: Extinction Rebellion climate change Greta Thunberg ecological disaster carbon emissions civil disobedience
- Location: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- City: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Environment,Climate Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001B03J9ZB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Arrests were underway in New York by midday Monday (October 7) as thousands of climate activists took to the streets in Gotham and other cities, launching two weeks of peaceful civil disobedience to demand immediate action to cut carbon emissions and avert an ecological disaster.
The protesters are launching two weeks of peaceful civil disobedience to demand immediate action to cut carbon emissions and avert an ecological disaster.
In London, police arrested 135 activists from the Extinction Rebellion group as they blocked bridges and roads in the city centre, and glued themselves to cars, while protesters in Berlin halted traffic at the Victory Column roundabout.
Dutch police stepped in to arrest more than 100 climate change activists blocking a street in front of the country's national museum and there were similar protests in Austria, Spain, New Zealand and Australia.
The protests are part of an international two-week campaign coordinated by Extinction Rebellion, a campaign group that rose to prominence in April when it disrupted traffic in central London for 11 days.
They are the latest in a string of demonstrations against climate change. Last month, millions of young people flooded onto the streets of cities around the world, inspired to take action by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg.
Extinction Rebellion says it expects peaceful protests over the next two weeks in more than 60 cities from New Delhi to New York, to call on governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025 and halt a loss of biodiversity.
Later in the day in New York, an ecological funeral procession is to be in the Washington Square section of Manhattan. Protesters are being asked to dress appropriately.
(Production by: Shannon Stapleton, Dan Fastenberg and Soren Larson)
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