WASHINGTON – After dozens were arrested during climate change protests earlier this week, Shut Down DC says it will return to the District this morning.
Demonstrators say the purpose is to raise awareness about climate change by “disrupting business as usual in the nation’s capital.”
Last week, the Coalition to Shut Down D.C. created traffic havoc in a number of locations, including Farragut Square, Columbus Circle, Hancock Park, and Folger Park.
They also managed to shut down Dupont Circle.
Police have already established a presence near McPherson Square in anticipation of the demonstrations.