Extinction Rebellion DC is a chapter of the international organization that uses civil disobedience actions to protest government inaction towards the climate crisis. On July 23, 17 rebels were arrested for supergluing themselves to blockade doorways in the tunnels connecting the congressional office building and the capital just before a 6:30pm vote. The charges consisted of 17 obstruction/incommoting, 16 defacing government property, and 8 resisting arrest. We want as much support as possible to provide legal aid to these climate activists for putting their bodies on the line for all our futures.
If you would like to support our organization but do not wish for your money to be spent on legal fees and jail support, please see our general campaign. https://www.gofundme.com/extinction-rebellion-dc
Photograph: Evelyn Hockstein/The Guardian