NYPD disperse group of climate activists protesting against consumerism and Black Friday
A wave of protests swept yesterday throughout Manhattan. About three hundred climate activists called for stopping mindless consumption in the name of preserving the environment.
A crowd of people completed their march at the intersection of 34th Street and Sixth Avenue, where they blocked traffic. Police officers arrived at the scene, announcing several warnings so that the protesters cleared the roadway. Later, when the persuasion had no effect, the officers began to "clear" the streets with their own hands, simultaneously arresting the activists.
According to rough estimates, about 30 people were arrested.
“This is a real crisis. It’s a moral crisis. We’re in a very sad place. We really want to draw attention to what’s happening in the world. Black Friday is a day of strong consumerism,” said Manhattan resident Sarah Kollodny, according to NYPost.
It is reported that this protest was one of many at the same time taking place in Europe and northern America. Activists deliberately blocked the entrances to shopping centers in the capitals of France, Spain and Canada.
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