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Three protesters were arrested Thursday evening after blocking one of the entrances to Nationals Park during the 87th annual Congressional Baseball Game in Washington, DC, as activists demanded lawmakers address climate change.
A group of climate activists sat down outside the gates of the stadium chanting “shut it down,” and held signs that read “This is a climate emergency” and “Democrats: Seal the deal on climate!”
Protesters accused the US of prioritizing corporate interests and demanded that President Joe Biden declare a climate emergency.
The protest comes just one day after Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.VA), had caved to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, (D-NY), and threw his support behind the Inflation Reduction Act that included Democrat wishlist items to address climate change.
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