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USA: Activists hold 'Shut Down DC' march to demand climate action02:29

USA: Activists hold 'Shut Down DC' march to demand climate action

United States, Washington DC
September 27, 2019 at 17:25 GMT -00:00 · Published

Environmental activists taking part in the 'Shut Down DC' rally marched through Washington DC on Friday causing traffic disruptions as they demanded climate action from the government.

"We want to telegraph and make it perfectly clear that we're not going away. We're going to come back. We're prepared to keep coming back until we get responsible solutions from that institution. Or we replace them with a people's assembly," said Nick Brana, an Extinction Rebellion activist.

The demonstration was part of protests taking place around the world on Friday. They were inspired by Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg.

USA: Activists hold 'Shut Down DC' march to demand climate action02:29
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Environmental activists taking part in the 'Shut Down DC' rally marched through Washington DC on Friday causing traffic disruptions as they demanded climate action from the government.

"We want to telegraph and make it perfectly clear that we're not going away. We're going to come back. We're prepared to keep coming back until we get responsible solutions from that institution. Or we replace them with a people's assembly," said Nick Brana, an Extinction Rebellion activist.

The demonstration was part of protests taking place around the world on Friday. They were inspired by Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg.

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