Dozens of Climate Change Agitators Arrested After Storming White House, Blocking Entrances

Dozens of left-wing activists from a climate change political action group were arrested by Secret Service agents on Monday after they marched to the White House and blocked entrances as part of a #NoClimateNoDeal protest.  Agitators from the far-left, Soros-funded Sunrise Movement were reportedly demanding that Joe Biden stop negotiating with Republican politicians, meet with Sunrise executive director Varshini Prakash, and include a fully funded “Civilian Climate Corps” in the infrastructure bill.

At least some of the agitators were reportedly quickly released, after blocking the White House entrances.

Biden announced a $579 billion bipartisan compromise on the infrastructure bill last week, but likely killed the deal when he revealed that he was tying it to his wildly profligate $6 trillion budget proposal.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) backed Biden’s proposal in a statement last week. “It’s as I said. There won’t be an infrastructure bill unless we have a reconciliation bill, plain and simple. … There ain’t going to be an infrastructure bill unless we have the reconciliation bill passed by the United States Senate,” she said.

The Sunrise Movement leader demanded that “trillions of dollars in climate investments” be included in the bill. “If Biden and Democrats do not pass and sign trillions of dollars in climate investments including a massive Civilian Climate Corps through a Democratic reconciliation bill, progressives in Congress and in the streets will reject any bullshit deal that propels us into climate catastrophe,” Prakash said.

Hundreds of protesters, along with several Democrat politicians, reportedly blocked all ten entrances to the White House.

 

As Breitbart News reported, Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) was among the Democrat lawmakers who joined activists outside of the White House, demanding the Biden administration “to go big and bold and visionary for our country and for our future and for our planet”:

Far-left Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Cori Bush (D-Mo.) also joined the law-breaking mob outside of the White House.

“What we are here to tell them is that you can’t break this promise to us anymore,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “They’re setting up a world that they won’t have to live in. Ok, that’s why this matters. That’s why we fight.”

“As a result of your hard work, we’ve got folks in the Senate, we’ve got folks in the House, not just me, not just like they like to say is a tiny group of the ‘Squad’ … we have a critical mass of people saying no climate, no deal,” she added.

“We have seen dangerous heat events obliterating the northwest in record numbers, and we see that it’s coming up again over the next few days in places where they don’t even have AC,” Rep. Bush said.

“People are suffering. People are dying because of our problem that society created. Society created the problem, and so society has to fix it,” she added.

 

The Sunrise Movement—which launched in 2017, as a 501(c)(4)—is largely funded by dark money, including a $250,000 donation from George Soros’ Democracy PAC in April of 2020.

Democracy PAC is a Super PAC started by and entirely funded by Democratic megadonor George Soros and Fund For Policy Reform, the latter being a 501(c)(4) nonprofit that falls under the Open Society umbrella, on which Soros and two of his sons have seats on the board.

The group describes itself as a grassroots organization “building an army of young people to make climate change an urgent priority across America.”

About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.

Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 28: Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) (L) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) rallying hundreds of young climate activists in Lafayette Square on the north side of the White House to demand that U.S. President Joe Biden work to make the Green New Deal into law on June 28, 2021 in Washington, DC. Organized by the Sunrise Movement, the 'No Climate, No Deal' marchers demanded a meeting with Biden to insist on an 'infrastructure package that truly invests in job creation and acts to combat the climate crisis.' (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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