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Dozens of Climate Protesters Arrested Outside New York Times

The protesters hung banners on the Times building in midtown Manhattan on Saturday and on the outside of the Port Authority Bus Terminal across the street

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    Dozens of Climate Protesters Arrested Outside New York Times
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    • Dozens of protesters from a climate action group have been arrested for blocking traffic outside the New York Times building

    • The protesters hung banners on the Times building in midtown Manhattan on Saturday and on the outside of the Port Authority Bus Terminal

    • A Times spokeswoman said in an email that no national news organization devotes more resources to covering climate change than the Times

    Police say 70 climate change protesters were arrested after they blocked traffic outside the New York Times building.

    The protesters from the group Extinction Rebellion hung banners on the skyscraper in midtown Manhattan on Saturday and on the outside of the Port Authority Bus Terminal across the street.

    The protesters were taken into police custody after they lay down on Eighth Avenue and blocked traffic. Charges are pending.

    A spokeswoman for Extinction Rebellion, Eve Mosher, says the group wants the media to report on "the climate emergency" so that "people can start pushing for more radical responses."

    A Times spokeswoman said in an email that no national news organization devotes more resources to covering climate change than the Times.

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