Climate-change protesters pour fake blood on Wall Street bull statue as part of 'die-in' demonstration
- A group of protesters mounted Wall Street's famous "Charging Bull" statue and poured fake blood on it as part of a Monday "die-in" demonstration.
- The protest was organized by climate activism organization Extinction Rebellion, according to CNBC. Protesters lay around the bull with red paint on their bodies while one member waved a green flag from atop the statue.
- The group was blocking tourists before NYPD officers moved in and began arresting protesters.
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A group of protesters poured fake blood on Wall Street's famous "Charging Bull" statue as part of a "die-in" demonstration on Monday.
The protesters belonged to a climate activism organization named Extinction Rebellion, according to CNBC. The group's website states "we will peacefully occupy the centers of power and shut them down until governments act on the Climate and Ecological Emergency." Protests organized by the group are scheduled to last two weeks.The person atop the statue waved a green flag while other protesters lay prone with red paint on their clothes, CNBC reported.
New York City police officers surrounded the group and began making arrests after the protesters blocked tourists. At least 25 people were arrested, ABC's Eyewitness News reported.
The bull, a symbol for capitalism and healthy financial markets, was installed by artist Arturo Di Modica in 1989 and has since been the site of several protests and acts of vandalism. A man was charged with criminal mischief after damaging the statue with a banjo in early September.
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