MPP National Director Nick Brana was arrested in Washington, D.C. this evening during a protest to block Congress and demand that they join the U.K. and Canada to declare a climate emergency.
Nick and 15 activists with the climate action group Extinction Rebellion (XR) superglued themselves to three underground entrances leading to the Capitol, blocking access to members of Congress who were heading to a regularly scheduled 6 p.m. session.
It’s not known what charges have been leveled or when Nick and the others will be released.
Dozens of XR protestors rallied at Spirit of Justice Park before marching to congressional buildings and the Capitol to demand that our government Tell The Truth about the impacts and urgency of global heating and to pursue policies designed to reach net zero emissions in the U.S. by 2025.
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