Activists from the group Extinction Rebellion block site visitors on eighth Avenue in entrance of the New York Times constructing and the Port Authority Bus Terminal close to Times Square within the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., June 22, 2019. REUTERS/Jefferson Siegel
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Police arrested 70 environmental protesters outdoors the New York Times headquarters who laid down on the street and climbed onto the constructing to demand the newspaper begin referring to local weather change as a local weather emergency, police and media studies mentioned.
New York police arrested 67 individuals and Port Authority police arrested three others, a police spokesman mentioned. Charges have been pending.
Protesters blocked the road by mendacity down in a “die-in” and affixed a banner to the skyscraper in midtown Manhattan saying “local weather change = mass homicide,” with the phrase “change” crossed out and changed with “emergency,” in accordance with photos posted by the web site of 1010 Wins radio.
Another banner was connected to the Port Authority Bus Terminal throughout the road saying merely “local weather emergency.”
Demonstrators chanted “inform the reality,” a reporter for The Guardian on the scene tweeted.
According to 1010 Wins, a spokeswoman for Extinction Rebellion, Eve Mosher, mentioned the group needs the media to report on “the local weather emergency” in order that “individuals can begin pushing for extra radical responses.”
Another protester, Donna Nicolino, informed The Guardian she was able to be arrested as a result of “we would like the New York Times in addition to all the opposite media to deal with local weather change because the disaster it’s.”
Police eliminated the banners and arrested protesters who had climbed atop an overhang above the bottom ground of the Times constructing, social media photos confirmed.
“There is not any nationwide information group that devotes extra time, employees or sources to producing deeply reported protection to assist readers perceive local weather change than The New York Times,” spokeswoman Danielle Rhoades Ha informed The Guardian, saying the newspaper revealed 795 articles in regards to the challenge in 2018.
Reporting by Daniel Trotta; Editing by Chris Reese