Climate Change Protests: With Fake Blood, Extinction Rebellion Hits NY

"The provocative climate group is trying to disrupt the city, hoping for the success it has had in London and elsewhere in Europe."

"Tourists and workers on Wall Street on Monday were met by a jarring spectacle: protesters, some lying in pools of fake blood outside the New York Stock Exchange, some dancing and others chanting, all to call attention to people killed by climate-related disease and disaster.

“Drowned in attic,” read one sign in the shape of a cardboard gravestone that was lying next to a protester playing dead; another read, “Couldn’t Outrun Wildfire.”

The demonstrators, led by the protest group Extinction Rebellion, were kicking off five days of civil disobedience planned across the city, the country and the rest of the world."

Anne Barnard reports for the New York Times October 7, 2019.


"Extinction Rebellion Takes New York Streets In Climate Change Protest – In Pictures" (Guardian)

"Extinction Rebellion Protesters Pour Fake Blood Over New York's Capitalist Bull" (Guardian)

"Dozens Arrested After They ‘Gored’ Charging Bull Statue During Climate Protest" (New York Post)

Source: NY Times, 10/08/2019