Copyright 2019 Hubbard Radio Washington DC, LLC. All rights reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say 70 climate change protesters were arrested after they blocked traffic outside the New York Times building.
The protesters from the group Extinction Rebellion hung banners on the skyscraper in midtown Manhattan on Saturday and on the outside of the Port Authority Bus Terminal across the street.
The protesters were taken into police custody after they lay down on Eighth Avenue and blocked traffic. Charges are pending.
A spokeswoman for Extinction Rebellion, Eve Mosher, says the group wants the media to report on “the climate emergency” so that “people can start pushing for more radical responses.”
A Times spokeswoman says in an email that no national news organization devotes more resources to covering climate change than the Times.
Insight by CenturyLink: Learn how GSA, SBA and USCIS are managing IT complexities to deliver a better customer experience in this exclusive executive briefing.
Copyright © 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.