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Indigenous Americans Gather in Washington to Protest Fossil Fuels

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Indigenous activists led a protest in Washington, DC, on October 11, urging US President Joe Biden to declare a national climate emergency.

Native American leaders and tribal members gathered in the capital on Indigenous Peoples’ Day to take part in the protest. It is part of the five-day People vs Fossil Fuels event, demanding more extreme actions to curb carbon-producing fossil-fuel projects, according to the event’s organizer, Build Back Fossil Free.

Footage, shared on Twitter by @Iamfluid, shows the crowd singing and gathering at Freedom Plaza before marching to the White House. Credit: @Iamfluid via Storyful

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