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Climate Activists Close Streets in Washington

Dubai – Masaader News

Climate Activists who want to pressure on US politicians to tackle climate change blocked major traffic hubs in the US capital on Monday, chaining themselves to a sailboat in the middle of a street, while police arrested 26 protesters, according to Reuters.

The activists were drawing attention to a UN Climate Action Summit in New York where more than 60 world leaders were expected to appear, including ones from small island states most at risk from rising sea levels.

About 200 protesters chanted nearby: “It’s dire, It’s dire, the house is on fire!”

“I’m fighting for our future because if things continue as they are with fossil fuel extractive industries… increasing greenhouse gases there’s not going to be a good future for anyone,” said Arielle Welch, 23, a volunteer for the Sunrise Movement, a nonprofit group.

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