nearvideo of climate activists begin to interfere with the traffic in Washington, the plan to shut down DC
Protesters in Washington are calling for legislators to combat climate change; Ellison Barber reports from Washington.
Rep. Jim banks on Monday said he would introduce legislation that the disturbing demonstrators arrested to pay in Washington, DC, for the police overtime and other fees, in response to the climate change activists blocked the rush-hour traffic throughout the city.
DC police arrested at least 32 protesters in connection with the “Shut Down DC”, the participants saw the transport block, at 22 intersections Monday morning, angering some commuters.
The Indiana Republican, said anyone convicted of a felony or misdemeanor in connection with a demonstration would be required to reimburse the cost of the city for the various police.
“Washington, DC collects over $4 billion in Federal funds. Hoosier taxpayers should not be on the hook for illegal protests — it is tweeted, a violation of their First Amendment rights,” banks.
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He added that his bill would be for the protests, in whom permits will be obtained.
“Of course, my bill will not ban other demonstrations or protests on the National Mall in the annual March for life-or women-March. Such protests are legal, because they receive regulatory approvals. My bill would only be for illegal protesters who have been arrested,” he wrote.
Monday demonstrations occurred in front of a U. N. climate summit and a day after the youth-led rallies in more than 150 countries urged to take the policy, a more aggressive approach to combat climate change.
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The organizers of the Washington demonstration called on to block, the participants intersections, bring the “whole city to a gridlocked standstill” and “cause massive disruption for the politicians, the large corporations and the lobbyists that control our government.”
“We are going to die in the face of a mass event,” Kaela Bamberger, a spokesman for the event, told Fox News. “The science tells us that the effects of climate change are extremely diverse and would lead to mass suffering on a huge scale. To see the current inconvenience experienced commuters, in addition to the situation in which we find ourselves.”