Over 20 Boston Rebels Arrested during Slow March
Alex Chambers, spokesperson for XR Boston said, “When you find yourself stuck in a hole the first step is to stop digging." The eight time arrestee continued, "I don't understand why the Governor and her Climate Chief are not taking the first step to dealing with the climate emergency. As a young person, my entire future is riding on our government taking action this decade, and not waiting until 2050. Do the right thing. Introduce a ban on new fossil fuel infrastructure.”
Jana Pickard-Richardson, another XR Boston activist, added "I’m risking arrest today out of love and rage. Love for the millions upon millions who stand to lose their homes, and even their lives in this worsening climate crisis. And rage at the politicians who have wasted decades with incremental actions and business as usual. And now as the signs of the crisis unfold around us, our government still is not acting with the urgency the situation demands.”
🚨UPDATE: ARRESTS HAVE BEGUN on PURCHASE and SUMMER STREET. Activists wear t-shirts with their motivations for protest. "My Kids," "The Future," "Earth's Beauty," etc. Peacefully chanting and singing. #ClimateEmergency pic.twitter.com/ewykjAXDrx— Extinction Rebellion Boston 🐝⌛🦋 (@XRBoston) September 21, 2023
Extinction Rebellion Boston demands that the Healey administration ban New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure. This includes fossil fuel power plants, residential and commercial gas connections, expanded pipelines, no LNG facilities or terminals, no more gas stations and no new airports or airport expansions. They also name 8 projects currently under development that they want canceled. For more information, see their press release at xrboston.org/news
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