NYC Climate Week Activists Occupy Museum of Modern Art For a full six hours. 16 Arrested as Museum is asked to cut ties with oil
Their demand is that the museum cut their ties with the criminal private equity firm, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, or KKR. Eventually, they agreed to leave if Museum Director, Glenn Lowry, schedule a meeting with our Wet'suwet'en guests this weekend. Since that demand was refused, the occupiers threatened to occupy through the night, as they had already shut the museum down for 5 hours. An hour later, arrests began.
Supporter, Klea, 19, said, “Today we are protesting at the MoMA because they have Henry Kravis’s wife as their board chair. Henry Kravis and KKR are funding a fossil fuel pipeline through indigenous, Wet'suwet'en lands, against their wishes … MoMA literally has an exhibit with Henry Kravis’s name on it - they are propping him up. They claim to be a sustainable institution, but they are nothing but ... We can’t have this greenwashing when people are literally dying, when it is our lives at stake. We can’t continue with this system, this paradigm, that puts people into suffering, while the rich get richer. Their rich man’s eco system - their bubble.”
The final arrestee was released around 3am. Most only received charges of trespassing. Protests continue, with a planned march on Sunday, Monday and beyond.
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“What are our responsibilities at this time? Because of the fossil fuel industry, we are facing horrors of a magnitude never before experienced in our existence. Our government continues to lead us to the edge of no return. We must stand up and defend ourselves. No one else is going to do it. It must be us, if we want to live.
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