Climate change warning activists arrested Saturday in New York City

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They participated at a protest to call attention to the way news outlets cover the climate crisis. The protesters were affiliated with a group called Extinction Rebellion, which describes itself on its website as an “international movement” aimed at combating climate change through nonviolent protests. The protesters blocked traffic outside the newspaper’s building. A spokeswoman for Extinction Rebellion, Eve Mosher, says the group wants the media to report on “the climate emergency” so that “people can start pushing for more radical responses.”

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They called for more effective media coverage of the dangers of climate change. Two demonstrators scaled the front of the Port Authority building, which houses a major bus terminal and subway interchange, to hang a protest banner. “Seas are rising and so are we,” chanted one group of demonstrators on the sidewalk. Some waved flags and others hung a sign, which read ‘Climate Change=Mass Murder,” with a red strike through “Change” and the word “Emergency” written on top.  A spokeswoman for the New York Times said that in 2018 the newspaper published 795 articles about the climate, including investigative stories.

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