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”).



In Solidarity, Will Regan



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Will Regan


Will Regan has been a spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion in the US and Declare Emergency. He's editor in chief for the Daily Rebellion and has been arrested 4 times since taking that role.