XR New York City last weekend risked arrest to shut down the American Museum of Natural History. Activists performed die in and speak outs. This following a protest at the Guggenheim Museum, which included singing. Over a dozen activists were arrested during the weekend of action, which was advertised as the “Art Rebellion.”
On Saturday morning, Extinction Rebellion supp-orters disrupted a Christies art auction. The two XR supporters left the audience, and approached the podium shouting, "No art on a dead planet." They were shortly removed by security.
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.
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
Friday, September 15th, Activists gathered outside the MoMA, (Museum of Modern Art), at 1pm for what would become an eventual 6 hour occupation and shut down of the museum. Their demand is that the museum cut their ties with the criminal private equity firm, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, or KKR.
NYC Climate Week - CitiBank Shut Down For Hours 26 people arrested force 1000s of citibank personnel to wait
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
“We demand that Blackrock get out of the business of the fossil fuel and other forms ofl extractivism and colonialism, including debt colonialism. I’m Very concerned about climate change. Terrified of what our future holds if our government and corporate leaders continue to stick their heads in the sand.” the mother of one continued,
Three Extinction Rebellion supporters disrupted the US Open event for 40 minutes. This was done by 3 chanting very loudly from the stands. One supporter eventually glued his feet to the ground - to prevent his removal permanently.
A breaking story is just released - XR NYC demonstrated at the American Museum of Natural History. The theme of this protest was funding mass extinction. Shaming the big banks. We don't have much more information on this action, such as how long it lasted, how they were removed. So far just these two tweets.