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Climate activists hope to bring US capital to standstill on Sept 23

WASHINGTON: Environmental groups, including Extinction Rebellion, said on Wednesday they plan to shut down traffic in Washington, DC, on September 23 and bring daily life to a standstill to demand action by US politicians on tackling climate change.
The roughly 15 groups planning the protest include traditional environmental groups like 350 DC and Friends of the Earth Action, as well as groups that focus on other issues, such as Black Lives Matter and Code Pink, a women-led group promoting peace and human rights.
Kaela Bamberger, an activist aligned with Extinction Rebellion DC, said the coalition plans to ratchet up pressure on policymakers by shutting down traffic at major intersections because marches and petitions have not worked. (REUTERS)

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