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On day 17 of the protests to end fossil fuel subsidies in the Netherlands, Extinction Rebellion is now fighting for climate justice on two fronts. Besides the continuing mass arrest on the A12, amounting to over 6800 arrests for the past 17 days, Extinction Rebellion has filed a letter of complaint with the court over the excessive violence being perpetrated by police over the past two weeks.
The Fight for Climate Justice is a Fight for Freedom Protesters are fighting back against the state suppression of non-volent civil disobedience
When a climate activists defends themselves in court, they often do now have much in the way of traditional deliberative arguments. They have committed to publicly defy a law, and so can’t easily make a case that they didn’t break the law. This is where the right of necessity comes into play.
Berlin Marathon Disrupted by Letzte Generation 6 supporters run onto track with orange paint, delaying 45,000 runners
Sunday, September 24, 2023, about 7 Letzte Generation supporters sprinted onto the track with orange paint, dumping it on the starting strip of road, and raising banners. They were soon tackled and dragged off the track.
It is day 15 of the Netherlands Extinction Rebellion protest to End Fossil Fuel subsidies. Friday saw 213 arrests, and today, 500 more, putting the total past 6000 for this 15 day stretch.
On Thursday September 21, more than 35 climate activists from Extinction Rebellion Boston (XR) shut down traffic around the financial district to demand that the Healey administration keep their promises to ban new fossil fuel infrastructure.
It is now the 13th day of the A12 blockades in the Netherlands to end the 40-46 billion euros a year in fossil fuel subsides. Water cannons have been deployed nearly every day - and every day they’ve been there, arrests seem to pile up.
Humanity has opened The Gates to Hell Three Arrested at White House As Biden Is uninvited to Climate Week
It’s been a wild week for climate, as NYC actions heading into UN Climate Week in NYC have been nonstop. However, in the nation’s capital, DC, a new kind of protest is persisting, as again and again, folks are risking arrest at the White House.
On Monday September 18, XR Boston demonstrated in the State House with an intricate political theater presentation with 30 performers. This was followed by civil disobedience as some rebels occupied the Governor's Constituents office for two hours until nine arrests were made. During the occupation, they chanted together and sang protest songs in high spirits.
At 10am, in Zuccotti Park, 100s of climate activists gathered in preparation for a mass civil disobedience demonstration. Most were not yet aware of the exact target, but climate justice and mass civil disobedience were promised - so people stood out in the cold with soaking shoes and listened carefully to the instructions.
In a surprising, and monumental show of force, the climate movement mustered 75,000 protesters in NYC Sunday. The march lasted much longer than expected, as the it was jammed in every direction. Rallying started around noon, but speakers were still blasting out speeches at the drop off end of the march at 5:30pm. The crowd then began to dwindle to just around 10,000.