Climate protesters have begun their disruption of the Monday morning commute.
They are blocking or impeding traffic at 14th and C streets SW, 16th and K streets and 12th and Independence Avenue. They’re also forcing traffic to be redirected from 395 North and New York Avenue.
The protests have sparked a significant police presence.
Shut Down D.C. aims to block “key infrastructure to stop business-as-usual, bringing the whole city to a gridlocked standstill,” organizers said on its website. That includes over a dozen intersections in the District “where corporate and government power holders who are blocking serious action on climate are located,” they said.
A news release from the Coalition to Shut Down D.C. listed meeting spots for different groups organizing the protest in all four quadrants of D.C.