September 18, 2023 – MANHATTAN, New York – Hundreds activists descended onto Zuccotti Park on rainy Monday morning for their final protest following a whole week of climate actions. Over HUDRED activists were arrested in an act of MASS CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE by blocking entrance into Federal Reserve building.
The Federal Reserve shapes US monetary policy and regulates financial institutions. “It has become a haven for Wall Street and corporate interests and has refused to fully acknowledge climate risk as financial risk. Banks will continue to fund the climate crisis unless they are forced to stop by regulators. The Fed must require banks to align their portfolio with a 1.5 degree future so the rest of us can live. The Fed must prioritize the health of our communities and our planet over the interests of big banks and corporations.” – organizer explained.
This week also marks an anniversary of Occupy Wallstreet .
On September 15 2023 MANHATTAN, New York – Climate activists SHUT DOWN a NYC Museum of Modern Art for over two hours now.
Protesters blocked entry to MOMA by laying down on the steps, forming a “die-in”, chanting with signs that read “Shut down Kravis”.
At 6:30pm the MoMa museum had been closed officially for an hour, activists have been occupying it and blocking entry for over THREE HOURS at that time.
While museum has officially closed, activists remained inside.
Activists are protesting museum’s ties to private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts ‘KKR’.
The firm has invested heavily in fossil fuel projects, donating millions of dollars to the museum which names a space within it. Henry Kravis is the co-founder of KKR, and his wife is MoMA Board Chair Marie-Josée Kravis.
7:20pm – “All we want is to set up a meeting with director of the MoMa” – Climate activist’s request falls on deaf ears as they continue to occupy close Museum of Modern Art for now 6 hours.
Dozens of security are still present, doors locked, some climate activists are sleeping inside.
9:15pm – 16 activist were arrested after occupying the museum of Modern Art, in demand that they stop working with Kravis to end fossil fuels.