ShutDownDC drops climate emergency banners all over DC
Date: January 14, 2020 09:57AM
In AM rush hour on the 13th of January, ShutDownDC dropped "Climate Emergency-no time for business as usual" banners from overpasses all over town. Banners were visible from the SE-SW Freeway, K st, Rock Creek Parkway, and many other locations as dispersed teams dropped dozens of banners simultaniously.
ShutDownDC is the same group that shut down most downdown DC traffic on September 23, 2019 demanding action on climate change and continuing extraction and use fossil fuels. Police apparently knew in advance about the banner drops (due to web postings on strikedc.org presumably) but limited their interference to removing banners after they had already been seen by thousands of passing motorists. Possibly they expected more than banner drops given their numbers and behavior.