NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — 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.READ MORE: Attorney Says Current Whereabouts Of Brian Laundrie, Gabby Petito's Fiancé, Are Unknown
The NYPD took 67 protesters into police custody after they lay down on Eighth Avenue and blocked traffic. The Port Authority said they arrested three of the protesters. Charges are pending.READ MORE: Teen Stabbed To Death After Dutchess County High School Football Game, Former Student Charged
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 says in an email that no national news organization devotes more resources to covering climate change than the Times.MORE NEWS: Caught On Video: Carmine's Hostess Attacked After Asking Tourists For Proof Of Vaccination
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