100s of climate activists descended on Citi-bank Thursday morning, shutting down all entrances - forming a blockade that left 1000s of citibankers to wait, and not able to attend to work.
1000s of employees wait outside while Citibank is blockaded by climate activists
26 were eventually arrested after hours of disruption. The coalition included NY Communities for Change, Extinction Rebellion, Stop the Money Pipeline. This editor-in-chief was also there, and faces three charges, including Obstructing Government processes. Most people only received 2 charges, but some cases were escalated, possibly as an intimidation tactic.
Left, Citibank Blockaded by Climate Activists from large cooalition of groups. Right, Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Rebellion, Will Regan arrested
This action is being heralded as a major success, and is being covered on a number of news outlets, including local stations.
Citibank is a the biggest funder of Exxon Mobil, the biggest fossil fuel polluter on the planet, and one of the corporations behind the most insidious think tanks - dedicated to deceiving the public and controlling government processes around oil. Citibank has dealt in these murder engines for far too long, as we’ve known the dangers of fossil fuels for a long time, now.
Other climate protests continue today, with actions planned at the art museum.
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Four civil disobedience activists (including one rebel) blocked the road to the Burning Man festival. It generated hundreds of media stories.Another rebel glued his feet to the floor of Arthur Ashe stadium and stopped a US Open semi-final game for 49 minutes. It generated thousands of media hits worldwide, inserted the topic of climate emergency where it is least seen - the sports pages. Would you like to be a part of this new wave of climate actions, where a small number of brave people can make a big impact? Come learn from these two rebels. It's not hard. It just needs a bit of pluck, a bit of creativity, and a straightforward message.
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