Anti-climate change demonstrators arrested in New York

This video from New York City in the USA is called Raw Coverage from Flood Wall Street.

By Isaac Finn in the USA:

Over 100 arrested in “Flood Wall Street” demonstration

24 September 2014

On Monday, over 100 protesters were arrested as they marched through New York City’s Financial District and staged a sit-in in opposition to corporations polluting the environment. The arrests came after demonstrators did not follow police orders to disperse.

The protest, entitled Flood Wall Street, was attended by roughly 1,000, many of whom wore blue to symbolize rising sea levels and carried signs denouncing banks and large corporations for pollution.

Protesters marched throughout downtown chanting, “The people are rising, no more compromising,” and “We can’t take this climate heat; we’ve got to shut down Wall Street.” Protesters also tossed around a massive beach ball with the word “Carbon” written on it, until it was deflated by the police.

Cops, under the supervision of Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, set up barricades at the intersection of Broadway and Wall Street to stop demonstrators from reaching the New York Stock Exchange. When protesters attempted to dismantle these barricades, police held the barricades in place before using pepper spray against the protesters.

Activists then linked arms and staged a sit-in in the middle of Broadway, blocking traffic. At around 7 p.m., police warned protesters to disperse or face arrest. Police then handcuffed 102 protesters, who had remained as an act of civil disobedience, and put them into police buses.

The day prior to the Flood Wall Street demonstration, approximately 300,000 people in New York City participated in the “People’s Climate March.”

Naomi Klein’s latest book — This Changes Everything — lays out the argument that our current economic system is the root cause of global warming: here.

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