Climate Activist Group Apologizes to Black Lives Matter for Apologizing During Protest
Added 10-13-19 04:45:02am EST - “The group failed to 'understand the implications of apologizing for our acts of disruption within the context of broader legacies of cultural violence.'” - Westernjournal.com
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Spencer Platt / Getty ImagesProtesters gather around a small sailboat that was dropped off in Times Square as part of a protest by the environmental group Extinction Rebellion on Oct. 10, 2019, in New York City. (Spencer Platt / Getty Images)
It wasn’t enough for Extinction Rebellion’s Washington D.C. chapter to apologize for the inconvenience it was causing by interrupting people’s commutes as part of their protests last month. Instead, the group is apologizing for its apology, too.
Confused? Well, so was I. In fact, I was surprised that Extinction Rebellion was being so polite. It’s the group that was behind a whole slew of protests across the globe last month. It didn’t make a whole lot of impact but the group managed to make a few people’s trips to work a bit longer.
According to the Washington Free Beacon, Extinction Rebellion DC decided it wanted to say it was sorry for this action, which it called Shut Down D.C.
After all, these were the good liberal denizens of the nation’s capital, they just needed a good kick in the derriere when it came to climate change. (Or the “climate crisis,” as we’re fond of calling it these days because deliberately altering language to scare people into changing their behavior always works.)
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