Environmentalists Superglue Themselves To Capitol Building Because They’ve Run Out Of Ideas
[guest post by Dana]
There’s just all kinds of stupid happening:
Environmental activists blocked congressional staff and lawmakers after super gluing themselves to doors and each other in a building on Capitol Hill on Tuesday afternoon.
The Washington, DC, chapter of Extinction Rebellion glued their hands to one another and to door knobs, forming chains around entryways and exits at the basement in a building for House lawmakers.
The protesters hung signs around themselves imitating emergency notices and calling for the passage of the Green New Deal.
“DECLARE CLIMATE EMERGENCY,” one sign said.
“We’re sorry. Due to the CLIMATE EMERGENCY Congress is shut down until sufficient action is taken to address the crisis,” another sign said.
The superglue used in the protest comes with a a warning about making contact with the skin. And if you’ve accidentally gotten some superglue on your fingers when using it, you know how unbelievably dumb it is to willingly put it all over your hands for a cheap stunt that likely had no outcome other than to annoy people inconvenienced by such foolish and selfish behavior.
Capitol Police explain that if you are touched, it’s assault, but folks still trying to squeeze past protestor’s arms and legs to get past doors. pic.twitter.com/zz1vnKVtS6
— Claudia Grisales (@cgrisales) July 23, 2019
(Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.)