8 arrests at Extinction Rebellion "Climate Games" at GOP headquarters

On the 16th of April, the Extinction Rebellion showed up in front of Republican Party headquarters just S of the US Capitol. Extinction Rebellion blocked off First Street and began setting up for the "Climate Games" pitting Team Earth against Team Greed. Capitol Police pounced almost immediately, making 8 arrests within five minutes of their first warning and disrupting the Games.

Video showing just a few minutes from protesters setting up to the police warnngs and arrests 6 min 30 sec

First warning was within ten minutes, arrests within 5 minutes of that

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US Capitol Police arrest 8 within minutes as Extinction Rebellion targets the Republican National Committee, part of a global mass movement using civil disobedience in order to demand radical action on climate change.  YouTube Live Video Streams  UPDATE Washington, DC, April 16 – 8 arrested and charged with incommoding, blocking

Video of Speakers at the April 4 Protest in front of the 1st District DCMPD headquarters YouTube LinkFrom the Press release: On Saturday March 30, 2019 multiple DC police officers stopped and detained three Black children, all under 11 years old, near 5th and H St NE  for four hours. At least one was handcuffed and temporarily taken into custody. This is just the most  recent in a string of  incidents involving young Black children.

The scene inside a branch of climate-killing Wells Fargo

On the 10th of April, Climate First! disrupted business at a Wells Fargo branch a few blocks north of the White House. Wells Fargo is one of the world's largest investors in climate-killing fossil fuels. After two activists delivered a demands letter to the branch manager, the rest of the protesters rushed into the lobby with a banner and loud chants.

Video originally posted to Youtube(and only sent back at 192x144) 36 sec

Late afternoon on April 9, protesters showed for a symbolic defense of the Embassy of Venezuala from any takeover by the forces of US backed, self-declared "president" Juan Guaido after the OAS voted to recognize his envoy instead of that of the actual government of Venezuala.

On the 9th of April, the CEO of health insurer Kaiser Permanente appeared at an upscale hotel in DC. He was there to receive a "humanitarian award." Protesters outside the hotel banged drums and blew whistles, outraged that Kaisier is jacking up their rates while the CEO and top executives get millions in executive pay.

Video-interview with one of the participants 1 min 37 sec

Still from K MIchelle video of go-go performance outside MetroPCS

Video-Go-go performed outside the MetroPCS store(K Michelle)

Update April 9:Go-go music is back on the speaker outside Metro PCS, folks at the scene report victory