D.C. Climate Strike Could Disrupt Monday Morning Commute

September 19, 2019
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Fourteen climate and social justice organizations on Monday will disrupt traffic in downtown D.C. to bring awareness to what they’re calling a climate crisis.

The event, called Shut Down D.C., is expected to draw hundreds of parents, students, workers, health professionals, college groups and activists, among others, according to its website. 

It aims to “shut down more than a dozen key intersections across D.C.” The event is slated for the same time youth climate leaders are scheduled to speak at the U.N. Climate Action Summit in New York. 

“Shut Down DC marks the start of a global wave of citywide shut downs in London, Paris, Madrid, Berlin, Amsterdam and New York City on October 7,” the website says. 

The group is demanding what it considers “serious and transformative action” on the topic of climate change.

The gathering is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. near the White House and Capitol Hill.

D.C. police said it’s aware of the event and said in an email to The Drive that “our Special Operations Division is equipped to handle First Amendment assemblies of any stature.”

More information about the event can be found here.

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