Perhaps they really should have held this protest in Eric Swalwell’s office as he is the most egregious natural gas emitter.
The climate cult Extinction Rebellion protested fossil fuels in the Middle East the last time we checked on them.
Now, the activists have stormed Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s office to mark the beginning of a hunger strike.
Roughly a dozen strikers with Extinction Rebellion are taking part in a global climate hunger strike that nearly 300 people have pledged to join.
They say the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, is holding back progress, so they are targeting her instead of top Republicans. They are demanding that she meet with them for an hour on camera before they call off their hunger strike.
“Every day the evidence piles up at your desk, but you have yet to pass even symbolic legislation recognizing the climate crisis as a national emergency. With all due respect, you have failed,” the group said in a letter to Pelosi.
Here are some videos so you can enjoy the experience of a Karma visit.
Extinction Rebellion protesters stage hunger strike inside the office of top Democrat in US Congress, Nancy Pelosi pic.twitter.com/0ocgMMsFeJ
— TRT World Now (@TRTWorldNow) November 19, 2019
Of course, not everyone appreciates the finesse of these particular protests.
Excited to see Extinction Rebellion took time out of their busy schedule of blaming Amazon deforestation on Evo Morales to spend six slightly uncomfortable hours in Nancy Pelosi’s office.
— Katie (@thekgb) November 19, 2019
I took my teenagers aside yesterday to show them clips of your “extinction rebellion” action as an example of what they should NOT do and be if they won’t want to be viewed as a bunch of cosplay “activists” who care more about performance than actually getting anything done.
— Alissa McLean (@alissakmclean) November 19, 2019
Please stop calling this a hunger strike, it’s an insult to people who have been force fed or died while on true hunger strike protests. You’re drinking salt water and taking supplements for a few days – that’s called a cleanse.
— Doris Fitzgerald (@zeldagray) November 19, 2019
Her office gave them water with fresh lemon slices and wine glasses! I can’t help feeling she recognized how foolish they’d look drinking from fancy wine glasses during their “hunger strike.”
— (((antiantisemite))) (@Tristanshouts) November 19, 2019
Meanwhile, in Great Britain, the activists demanded to meet with candidates ahead of the new elections in December. They have planned even more disruptions ahead of the #Brexit vote.
In the UK, the protest comes ahead of a snap election, scheduled to take place on December 12. Following a two-week protest in London in October, activists plan to launch another series of disruptive actions ahead of the poll, in a bid to put the climate emergency on the agenda in a Brexit-dominated election.
…Last week, protesters in the UK hand-delivered letters to the headquarters of the seven parties contesting the election, asking for a meeting with party leaders to discuss – on camera – the movement’s demands, which they would like to see enshrined into law. These include setting a target for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2025, and setting up a citizens’ assembly to lead decisions on climate change.
Perhaps they really should have held this protest in Eric Swalwell’s office as he is the most egregious natural-gas emitter in Congress.DONATE
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