Climate activists plan to try to shut down DC traffic Monday

Climate activists plan to try to shut down DC traffic Monday
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Climate activists are planning to block streets throughout Washington, D.C., during the Monday morning commute.

The "Shut Down D.C." effort is seeking to draw attention to the climate crisis.

The protest is scheduled to line up with the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York.

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It also follows strikes across the world on Friday for climate action.

"We will block key infrastructure to stop business-as-usual, bringing the whole city to a gridlocked standstill," the organizers said on the event website.

"Parents, workers, college students, and everyone who is concerned about the climate crisis will skip work and school and put off their other responsibilities to take action on the climate crisis."

Several groups, including Black Lives Matter D.C., Code Pink, and Sunrise D.C., are joining the effort to close off traffic.

The first protesters are meeting at 6:30 a.m. at the L’Enfant Plaza Metro station, with other meeting locations set through the morning.