XR NYC Demonstrate at Wax Biden
New York, NY - On Saturday, July 22nd, Extinction Rebellion and Rise & Resist NYC staged a symbolic nonviolent action at Madame Tussauds waxwork model of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, demanding the government declare a climate emergency.
We’ve all seen the recent skyrocketing temperatures in the North Atlantic, but much worse doom portends. The hot topic of the tipping points right now point to the #AMOC. The AMOC, Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, threatens to devastate ecosystems and upend all known patterns of heat transference - rendering a death blow to a planet already deep in an ecological crisis, if it completely shuts down due to tipping points. The timeline for this occurrence is being moved from end of the century, to mere decades, or years, with recent data coming in.
Eighteen climate activists assembled at the museum’s Oval Office exhibition and raised their voices in unison, performing the rousing chorus of “It’s The End Of the World As We Know It” by R.E.M. Additionally, the activists wrapped black-colored streamers around the waxworks, representing how the government, which is entrusted to work in the best interest of citizens, is captured by the fossil fuel industry.
The protest took place on Climate Emergency Day, during which the Climate Clock in Union Square counted down from six years to five.
This marks the third protest in New York in a span of three weeks, provoked by the extremely excessive charges pressed against Joanna Smith and Tim Martin (referred to as “The Degas Two”).
Join DE This Sunday for a talk about how you can join this exciting group - and start making headlines of your own! Or at least help others do the same.
“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.
Our methods must be disruptive, and they must be nonviolent. Our actions are evidence-based, credible, and we have a plan. The only thing missing at this point in time is YOU!”
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