At least one arrest as climate activists protest outside White House on Indigenous People’s Day

At least one arrest as climate activists protest outside White House on Indigenous People’s Day


At least one person was arrested Monday during a raucous climate change protest outside the White House on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, where a large group of indigenous people gathered to urge President Biden to stop approving fossil fuel projects and declare a national climate emergency. 

Dozens of people gathered in front of the White House carrying signs that read “Protect Native Lands,” “Biden, reject fossil fuel projects” and “Defund Line 3,” to kick off a week of demonstrations after marching from Freedom Plaza to the White House. The protest got heated as one was arrested and others pushed up against the US Secret Service through a temporary fence.

The indigenous woman arrested was detained by Secret Service officers after she allegedly threw something

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