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USA: Extinction Rebellion activists occupy top Democrat's office to launch hunger strike

0 19.11.2019 Инфо

M/S Climate activist Giovanni Tamacas and others from the climate action group Extinction Rebellion entering Nancy Pelosi's office, Washington DC
SOT, Giovanni Tamacas, climate activist: "It sucks that we have to do this. It sucks that we even have to be here. This is for our loved ones. This is for the people we love."
M/S Activist talking to media *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Nick Brana, spokesman for Extinction Rebellion in Washington: "Nancy Pelosi is now standing in the way of declaring a climate emergency. She's standing in the way of a Green New Deal. The Green New Deal doesn't even go far enough, according to what scientists say. She can't even allow a non-binding symbolic resolution to pass."
M/S Activists sitting down on the floor *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Giovanni Tamacas, Climate activist: "We are on a hunger strike in Nancy Pelosi's office demanding a one hour on-camera meeting."
M/S Activists sipping water
M/S Activists holding a banner
M/S Activists sitting down on the floor
M/S Activist drinking salt mixed in water
SOT, Nick Brana, spokesman for Extinction Rebellion in Washington: "First day was great. We took the office. We held it the whole day. [We are] planning on coming back the next days. We had declarations of hunger strike from all of our hunger strikers. They were very powerful."
M/S Activists singing
SCRIPT
Activists from the climate action group Extinction Rebellion occupied the office of the Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi in Washington DC on Monday demanding a one hour on-camera meeting.
Spokesman for Extinction Rebellion in Washington Nick Brana said: "Nancy Pelosi is now standing in the way of declaring a climate emergency, she's standing in the way of a Green New Deal. The Green New doesn't even go far enough, according to what scientists say. She can't even allow a non-binding symbolic resolution to pass."
The activists are taking part in a week-long global hunger strike to demand action from governments on climate crisis. Nearly 300 people said they will join the action.