'Sorry, this is an emergency': Climate protesters block streets around world

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      Ohio Barbarian
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      LONDON (Reuters) – Thousands of climate activists took to the streets of cities around the world on Monday, launching two weeks of peaceful civil disobedience to demand immediate action to cut carbon emissions and avert an ecological disaster.

      In London, police arrested 135 activists from the Extinction Rebellion group as they blocked bridges and roads in the city center, and glued themselves to cars, while protesters in Berlin halted traffic at the Victory Column roundabout.

      Dutch police stepped in to arrest more than 100 climate change activists blocking a street in front of the country’s national museum and there were similar protests in Austria, Spain, New Zealand and Australia.

      “SORRY that we blocked the road, but this is an emergency,” declared placards held by activists in Amsterdam.

      Full, detailed, long and interesting story here. Photos, too. 

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      Thank you for the update – photo essay here entitled ‘The Arrestables’.

      https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/07/extinction-rebellion-arrestables-photo-essay

      The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.....Martin Luther King '63

    • #177729
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      Yep, here in Portland, but not blocking the streets.

      In America, “Liberty” means “Free to Die in Service of Capital” - Amfortas the hippie.

      Most of today’s elites have the moral and social reasoning capacities of spoiled toddlers.

      “People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage...but the privileged also feel that their privileges, however egregious they may seem to others, are a solemn, basic, God-right. The sensitivity of the poor to injustice is a trivial thing c

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