Protestor scales DC constructing, unfurls giant Earth Day banner

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An environmental protester scaled the facade of Washington D.C.’s John A. Wilson District Constructing on Friday to commemorate Earth Day by unfurling a big banner calling for the top of fossil fuels.

“No new fossil fuels,” stated the banner which was displayed outdoors the constructing that homes the workplace of D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and the D.C. council.

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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 22: An environmental activist with the group Extinction Rebellion DC scales the Wilson Building  (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 22: An environmental activist with the group Extinction Rise up DC scales the Wilson Constructing  (Photograph by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Pictures)
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The environmentalist group Extinction Rise up claimed duty for the protest on Twitter.

“Earth is in crisis,” the group tweeted. “Fossil fuels are choking humanity. To avoid climate hell we have to stop building new fossil fuel infrastructure – NOW. But @WashingtonGas plans to spend $5bn on new fossil fuel pipes. And @councilofdc is letting them get away with it.

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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 22: An environmental activist with the group Extinction Rebellion DC scales the Wilson Building as part of an Earth Day rally against fossil fuels (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 22: An environmental activist with the group Extinction Rise up DC scales the Wilson Constructing as a part of an Earth Day rally towards fossil fuels (Photograph by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Pictures)
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The group added in a press launch that the protester, Erica Madrid, was arrested. 

“D.C. residents with Extinction Rebellion blockaded the entrance to city hall with a huge banner on Earth Day, kicking off a sustained campaign of nonviolent civil disobedience to demand an end to all new fossil fuel infrastructure in the nation’s capital. Police arrested Erica Madrid, who climbed the building to unfurl the banner,” the press launch acknowledged.

Washington D.C. Metro Police confirmed to Every day Submit that they responded to the 1300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue round 7:24 am on Friday in response to calls that a person had scaled the constructing and made an arrest.

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 22: The fire department uses a ladder truck to remove an environmental activists with the group Extinction Rebellion DC after they scaled the Wilson Building as part of an Earth Day rally against fossil fuels on April 22, 2022 in Washington, DC. The group is protesting Washington Gas's use of methane and their planned expansion of gas infrastructure. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 22: The hearth division makes use of a ladder truck to take away an environmental activists with the group Extinction Rise up DC after they scaled the Wilson Constructing as a part of an Earth Day rally towards fossil fuels on April 22, 2022 in Washington, DC. The group is protesting Washington Gasoline’s use of methane and their deliberate growth of gasoline infrastructure. (Photograph by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Pictures)

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“D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services assisted the individual from the top of the building and the individual was then placed under arrest,” police stated in an announcement. “”The arrest was made by DGS Protecting Service Division. This incident is at present below energetic investigation.”

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