A rally in Battery Park, followed by a nonviolent direct action and the launching of Rebel Fest in Washington Square Park, which will carry over through the following four days, with additional actions
Extinction Rebellion NYC condemns the preemptive arrests of Heathrow Pause members, who include Extinction Rebellion co-founder Roger Hallam ... We protest equally strongly the arrests of Extinction Rebellion members in Britain who were not even members of Heathrow Pause.
Extinction Rebellion activists met at City Hall demanding that the City Council passed a resolution declaring a climate emergency in NYC. A climate emergency declaration is a vital first step toward confronting the hard truth of the climate crisis and speeding up New York City’s transition to an equitable, renewable economy. We can’t solve the problem if we don’t call it like it is: a life or death emergency of unprecedented proportions.
The rally took place outside at 12:00 pm and then at 1:00 pm, City Council will be holding a hearing on the resolution.
On June 22nd, 300 XR activists took the fight to The New York Times - asking them to take the lead and cover the Climate Emergency the way they covered WW II. Activists demanded a radical ramp-up of the NYT’s climate reporting with daily climate headlines and the use language appropriate to the emergency. In the course of the action, activists dropped two banners, one at the NYT headquarter and staged a die in. The NYP arrested 70 non-violent activists sitting in the street.