- Title: 62 climate activists arrested for blocking Times Square
- Date: 10th October 2019
- Summary: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (OCTOBER 10, 2019) (REUTERS) PROTESTERS CHANTING PROTESTERS CHANTING (English): 'ACT WITH URGENCY! THIS IS A CLIMATE EMERGENCY!' PAN FROM PROTESTER ON BOAT TO GROUP OF PROTESTERS AND POLICE VEHICLES PROTESTERS LED AWAY BY POLICE TO BUS VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS HANDCUFFED BY POLICE PROTESTERS LED AWAY BY POLICE TO BUS PROTESTER ON BOAT LED AWAY BY POLICE PROTESTER HANDCUFFED BOAT TOWED AWAY BY POLICE VARIOUS OF 'CORRECTION' BUSES LEAVING TIMES SQUARE AND PROTESTERS CHANTING
- Embargoed: 24th October 2019 17:39
- Keywords: climate group Extinction Rebellion fake blood demonstrators Times Square boat protesters New York City Police Department
- Location: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- City: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA001B0INXON
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Dozens of climate protesters were led away by police on Thursday (October 10) as they blocked traffic in New York's Times Square with a boat for more than two hours.
Protesters - some cuffed to the boat - chanted, "The oceans are rising and so are we!" as police surrounded them and led them away individually to waiting buses.
According to the New York City Police Department, 62 people were arrested during the protest.
Protesters Reuters talked to said urgent action was necessary to bring attention to the climate crisis.
(Production: Hussein Waaile, Aleksandra Michalska)
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