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XRDC pops smoke on 18th st to draw attention to the role of climate change in sparking wildfires

On the 20th of September, Extinction Rebellion DC (XRDC) marched from Malcolm X Park through the 18th st restaurant area and other upscale area around Adams-Morgan and nearby. At several stops they played recorded sounds of wildfires and fired smoke flares to dramatize the West coast fires "sparked by money and greed."

On the 19th of September, a crowd estimated by Twitter posters at over 1,000 gathered at the Supreme Court to remember Ruth Bader Ginsberg-and to warn GOP Senators NOT to attempt to ram through a Trump nominee prior to the election. Elsewhere in town, the Fuck the Police march confronted wealthy white restaurant patrons about the behavior of the police they are funding.

On the 19th of September, the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL)protested at the White House (and also in Denver on a larger scale) against the arrests on bogus "kidnapping" and other phony felony charges of six organizers in Denver who it is alleged organized a protest in which a police station was surrounded.

From XRDC: Rebels from Extinction Rebellion DC (XRDC) set off smoke flares and dumped ash outside CNN’s DC offices on Friday, September 18, in protest at the corporation’s appalling coverage of the wildfire crisis. YouTube LinkRebels tipped ash over CNN news presenters to highlight the outlet’s failure to tell viewers the truth about the connection between the climate crisis and the wildfires in the west. CNN mentioned climate change just five times in 49 of the segments it aired about the wildfires.

XRDC pops smoke at CNN

Video-smoke rises over mock CNN anchors at CNN's HQ" 1 min 18 sec

On the 18th of September, Extinction Rebellion DC showed up outside CNN's DC headquarters with a desk,a mock CNN anchor team, characters including a devil and fire spirits, and plenty of brightly colored smoke. They were there to protest CNN's near-total lack of coverage of the role of climate change in fueling the West Coast wildfires whose smoke plumes have reached Europe.