Happy Monday, folks. What better way to get the American people on your side than by causing their morning work commute to become an even bigger headache by forcing thousands of drivers to sit in stand still traffic. In an attempt to convince climate skeptics that climate change (formally known as global warming until a few predictions by Al Gore didn't pan out) is real, hundreds of leftist protesters are currently demonstrating in the streets of Washington, D.C. by hurling confetti, blocking traffic, and warning about carbon emissions...while at the same time causing motor vehicles to just sit there emitting carbon dioxide. Their ultimate goal is to "Shut Down D.C." until the government enacts climate change legislation.
A coalition of environmental whackos demanding "climate justice" Monday morning filled the streets of our nation's capital causing gridlock. Here's some of the action on Twitter.
I’m in downtown DC where climate activists with Extinction Rebellion have blocked the intersection of K and 16th streets with a big sailboat that says “rebel for life.” @WTOP @WTOPtraffic #ShutDownDC pic.twitter.com/NWIO1aRvM3— Alejandro Alvarez (@aletweetsnews) September 23, 2019
The climate protesters are now throwing confetti and dancing in the intersection while chanting "Climate Justice, now!" pic.twitter.com/ozkZZVLJuT— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) September 23, 2019
Climate protesters on my way to work decide that their protest is more important than a low-income worker’s job pic.twitter.com/DHuBjlMGqm— Katrina B Haydon?? (@katrinabhaydon) September 23, 2019
We've completely blocked the streets by the Capitol. This disruption is temporary—but the climate crisis is permanent. We're here because we need the leaders in that building to wake up and start acting like our house is on fire. Because it is. #ShutDownDC pic.twitter.com/sTdlW2oclE— 350 DC (@350_DC) September 23, 2019
As you can tell from just five tweets out of hundreds, the overall impact of the protest is pollution, inane ramblings, and one giant headache for everybody in D.C. trying to actually work. What a waste of time.