Indigenous activists rallied outside the White House in Washington, DC, on October 11, and urged US President Joe Biden to declare a national climate emergency.
Native American leaders, tribal members, and supporters gathered in the capital on Indigenous Peoples’ Day for the protest, which was part of the five-day People vs Fossil Fuels event. The group’s demands include more extreme actions to curb carbon-producing fossil-fuel projects, according to the event’s website.
According to the Washington Post, United States Secret Service (USSS) officers used a fence to move climate protesters away from the White House and towards Lafayette Square.
This footage by Corinne Cliford shows law enforcement officers removing a crowd gathered along the White House grounds’ fence and protesters pushing through a barricade. “EXPECT US” can be seen written in red paint on the General Andrew Jackson statue in Lafayette Square. Credit: Corinne Cliford via Storyful