18.02.2020 – Democracy Now!

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20 Teens Arrested as Youth Climate Activists Take Over Capitol Building for Green New Deal Teach-In
(Image by Sunrise Movement)

Over 150 youth climate activists with the Sunrise Movement took over the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., Monday to hold a teach-in on the Green New Deal and to call on lawmakers to immediately adopt the measure. Twenty teenagers, one as young as 13, were arrested during the demonstration. This is a student protester speaking at the action.

Gus Demerath: “No matter who you are, you have a place at the table. That’s why I ask my senators to co-sponsor this Green New Deal. I don’t want any change in 5, 10, 20, 50 years; I want it fucking now!”