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left wing climate the protesters D.C. took to the streets on Monday, vandalizing a statue of former President Andrew Jackson and swarming the White House with warnings President Biden So that their demands can be taken seriously.

The Build Back Fossil Free Coalition kicked off its five-day protest on D.C. streets on Monday aimed at boosting action by the Biden administration against climate change, primarily by declaring a national emergency and ending fossil fuel-related projects. taken for the purpose of

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Sikinik Maupin, director of a core member of the Sovereign Inupiat Coalition for the Living Arctic, told Granthshala News in a Monday email statement that the protests were taking place because he believes Biden needs to follow through on his campaign promises. Is.

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“People are dying from pollutants, toxins, climate disasters right now – and we have to stop the harm,” Maupin wrote. “Biden’s election was riding on climate change; his entire election hinged on expelling people of color and indigenous peoples.”

“But when it really matters, our lives are still being sacrificed for oil and gas,” Maupin continued. “That’s why we are here today.”

So far, Monday’s protests have prompted US Park Police warnings of police action not to disperse protesters and one protester being arrested for shouting “don’t want to die”.

Granthshala News’ Jackie Heinrich noted that while “expecting us” in the graffiti on Jackson’s statue outside the White House, protesters were heard chanting to “respect” or “hope” for Biden.

The Coalition is a climate change-focused non-profit organization that aims to ensure “Biden becomes the climate president he promised”. Website, and is supported by many businesses and organizations including Ben & Jerry’s and Patagonia.

every day of protest Speciality A theme, with Monday’s protest centered on Swadeshi Jan Diwas.

The White House did not immediately respond to Granthshala News’ request for comment on the protest.

Houston Keene is a reporter for Granthshala News Digital. You can find him on Twitter at @HoustonKeene.