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Published Date: Monday 24 June 2019 - 11:16:26
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70 climate activists arrested in protest at New York Times HQ

70 climate activists arrested in protest at New York Times HQ
World  - Seventy people were arrested outside the New York Times building Saturday afternoon after they briefly blocked traffic as part of a protest for more effective media coverage of climate change.

A few protesters climbed onto the building itself to hang a banner that called for the use of the phrase "climate emergency" instead of "climate change."

The banner read "Climate change=mass murder," but the word "change" was crossed out and replaced with "emergency." A few protesters also climbed the Port Authority Bus Terminal building across the street and unfurled a banner that read "climate emergency."

One protester who talked to the Guardian said that "we want the New York Times as well as all the other media to treat climate change as the crisis it is." Demonstrators chanted "tell the truth" during the protest. The protesters were part of a group called Extinction Rebellion.

Eve Mosher, a spokeswoman for the group, said the activist group is calling on the media to report on "the climate emergency" so that "people can start pushing for more radical responses." Even though the Times does "good reporting" on the issue, it is "not treating it in the manner they should be." Specifically, Mosher said, "they should be treating it like World War II" when "there were headlines every day."

 

 

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Published Date: Monday 24 June 2019 - 11:16:26
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