“oil lobby money buys climate wrecking politics”
What was this supposed to accomplish other than letting people know that they don’t like Trump?
Campus Reform reports:
Swarthmore students removed by cops for blockading Trump Hotel
Three Swarthmore College students were removed by police last week for blockading the entrance to the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Swarthmore student Arunima Shiney-Ajay, who took part in the protest as part of a student group called “Sunrise Swarthmore” along with classmates Sophia Zaia and Gabriel Brossy de Dios, boasted of the group’s efforts to disrupt an event hosted by the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) in an email to the student body that was subsequently forwarded to the Class of 2020 by Andrew Barclay, assistant director of the Dean’s Office.
The protest involved the students holding up banners which read “shine a light on big oil corruption” and “oil lobby money buys climate wrecking politics” while standing in front of the doors to the lobby.
They also sang to the tune of “God Bless the USA” what sounded like “you claim to be an American/but we see right through your greed/it’s killing all across the world/for that oil money, and we proudly stand up/until you/keep it in the ground/and the people of the world unite/and we are here to stay.”
The email proclaimed that the students had “shut down one of the biggest oil and gas lobby events of the year–blockading the doors right in the middle of Trump Hotel,” adding that the protesters “were threatened with arrest, and were eventually escorted out by the police.”
Ajay went on to accuse “politicians from both the Democratic AND Republican parties” of being “bought out by corrupt fossil fuel billionaires.”
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