Extinction Rebellion NYC Takes A Stand At Wall Street’s Charging Bull

Extinction Rebellion NYC Takes A Stand At Wall Street’s Charging Bull


Hi, my name is Alexia and two days from now, I will be arrested. Some people might feel that this is just a prank or some people might look at it and
feel that it’s something silly, that it’s too extreme. But to me, it’s not. The blood that we’re pouring represents the victims that have already suffered and died
from the climate emergency. This is real. We need to act now. Raise your hand if this is your
first time getting arrested. Wow. That’s amazing. Let’s hear it for the first-timers. I’m definitely a little scared to be arrested but it does make a big difference. It helps bring attention from people. They’ll start wondering, “What’s going on? Why are these
people willing to get arrested? What’s the issue that they’re so close to
that they’re willing to risk arrest?” The reality is that we’re heading
towards the apocalypse and we are the generation who has the option to do something about it or to stand by and let that happen. This is a show. It’s a show because we’re not
enough people in this room to stop the apocalypse. We’re an ad to stop the apocalypse. Every single thing you do will be seen and it matters. Extinction Rebellion, for me, is a home where I can share the grief
and the pain and the fear and yet find support from a community that
believes that the climate emergency is real and are willing to sacrifice themselves for it. We have embeds here tonight,
embedded jail support. They’re there to take roll and get to know you, like look at your faces tonight,
get to know who you are. So whatever we can do to help you
feel a little bit safer, that’s what we’re here for. I hope that people will understand what we’re doing and see it for what it is, which is a call to action and a call to pay attention to the climate emergency that’s surrounding us all. I’m hoping it will create a little bit of disruption for people going about their everyday lives without considering that we are
living in a climate emergency. The time to act is now. The climate emergency is here. I think going to jail and being arrested for something as small as hopping on a bull shouldn’t be that big of a deal. It’s not that dramatic. I’m doing this because I want
people to pay attention. There’s a climate emergency happening and being arrested is an easy choice for me.

5 thoughts on “Extinction Rebellion NYC Takes A Stand At Wall Street’s Charging Bull

  1. after pushing Greta everywhere, we go now into phase II: weaponizing the braindead. bravo great job. divide et impera! 4th industrial revolution= ur tax dollar yumyumyum

  2. after pushing Greta everywhere, we go now into phase II: weaponizing the braindead. bravo great job. divide et impera! 4th industrial revolution= ur tax dollar yumyumyum

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