Indigenous Activists, Free Leonard Peltier 35 Arrested for non-violent civil disobedience at the White House

Support came from many orgs as well, including Honor the Earth, Amnesty International, and more. They occupied Lafayette Square which is as close as the public can get to the White House.

With over a 1000 indigenous activists were present, including Leonard Peltier’s son, Nick Estes who does the Red Nation Podcast, and Dallas Goldtooth - an indigenous activist who also plays one on TV and many more NGO presidents and and even Arizona congressman, Raúl Grijalva. The activists had dancing, drumming, and traditional indigenous attire. Also many wore shirts with the deman, “Free Leonard Peltier.” At one point the unfurrelled a banner of 130ft, then took it to the capital and unfurled it again.


After Secret Service began to clear the park, 37 stayed behind and were arrested in an act of civil disobedience. They were later released.

 

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Will Regan has been a spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion in the US and Declare Emergency. He's editor in chief for the Daily Rebellion and has been arrested 4 times since taking that role.