Thirteen activists and one driver were arrested on the beltway in Maryland, just outside Washington DC on Independence Day as the group “Declare Emergency” blocked traffic for roughly an hour to demand he White House take more dramatic steps to combat climate change.
One of the angry drivers exited his vehicle, claiming that he is currently on parole and risks returning to prison if late for his job. After forcibly swiping the activists’ banners and attempting to physically confront them, he was arrested by Maryland State Police.
The thirteen protesters who refused to leave the highway were subsequently arrested as well, allowing traffic to flow.
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