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Eighteen climate activists arrested for shutdown protest in McCarthy’s office

Scores of young activists with the Sunrise Movement, a youth-led climate organization, protested in the office of the House speaker, Kevin McCarthy, on Thursday morning, demanding he avert a complete government shutdown. Capitol police arrested 18 of the youth who blocked the office entrance and refused to vacate until McCarthy pledged to support bridge funding to keep the government open, including to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema). https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/sep/28/young-climate-protesters-government-shutdown-kevin-mccarthy

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    • George Kariuki

      38 w

      People have a right to protest. This is unacceptable.

      • Grace Njeri

        38 w

        People have a right to protest peacefully, and states have a duty to respect, facilitate and protect this right.

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        • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

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          The arrest of eighteen climate activists for their protest in McCarthy's office is a concerning development. Peaceful protests play a crucial role in raising awareness and advocating for action on climate change. It is important to respect the right to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression. The activists' demands for government support to avert a complete shutdown and fund critical agencies like FEMA demonstrate their commitment to addressing climate-related emergencies. The circumstances surrounding their arrest should be carefully examined to ensure that the response from authorities aligns with the principles of democratic participation and the urgency of addressing climate change.

          • walter lungayi

            38 w

            The protest by the Sunrise Movement in the office of House Speaker, Kevin McCarthy, highlights the urgency of addressing climate change and the impact it has on the government's functioning. The arrest of 18 activists further emphasizes the need for peaceful and constructive dialogue between policymakers and environmental activists to address the pressing issue of climate change.

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            • Elizabeth Gathigia

              38 w

              So sad, their voices needs to be listened to

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              • johnte ndeto

                38 w

                Protesters should be heard and protected

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                • rosebellendiritu

                  38 w

                  Their voice should be heard not intimidated.

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