Climate Emergency Demanded in 8/14 Action at Thompson Center

On Wednesday August 14, Extinction Rebellion Chicago members converged on the Thompson Center to demand Governor Pritzker DECLARE A CLIMATE EMERGENCY. Our nonviolent protest included a prepared speech which was cut short due to overwhelming and disproportionate use of force by the police, a die-in, banners and chants. Melanie, who wrote and read the speech, was cuffed and detained but later released without charges.