Climate Change Activists Attempt to Shut Down Washington, DC


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Climate change activists flooded Washington, D.C. on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, blocking the busiest intersections during the rush hour commute.

Operating under the umbrella of #ShutDownDC, there were at least 20 groups represented in the protest, including and Black Lives Matter, according to NBC Washington. These groups united to shut down key points of the Beltway commute.

By 9:30 a.m. ET, at least 26 people had been arrested at the corner of New York Avenue and 3rd Street NW, according to a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police Department.

Other major traffic disruptions included Independence Avenue SW at 12th Street; 16th Street NW at K Street NW; New York Avenue NE at Florida Avenue NE; and North Capitol Street NE at Massachusetts Avenue NE.

So far, there have been no injuries reported from the intersection blockades or any of the out-of-the-ordinary disruptions on Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority trains, according to police.

By Jeanette Smith

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