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Extinction Rebellion blocks traffic in New York City to make demands of President Biden (commuters are not happy)

JOHN SEXTON Oct 25, 2021 1:00 PM ET Share Tweet

We’ve seen lots of this type of “protest” in the UK lately but this morning Extinction Rebellion and the Sunrise Movement shut down traffic in parts of New York City including FDR Drive. Here’s their announcement to commuters:null

Dear commuters: we are interrupting traffic this morning not to annoy you, but to force the public to confront the true dangers of unchecked climate change. If we do not act today, if @potus does not act today, NYC will be underwater by 2100. It’s a matter of life and death.

— Extinction Rebellion NYC 🌎 (@XR_NYC) October 25, 2021

If you’re wondering how they got there. It looks like they drove:

This morning’s activity has a more specific goal. They are demanding that President Biden keep the climate change initiatives in the Build Back Better reconciliation bill which is currently being but from $3.5 trillion down to about half that amount.