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70 protesters against climate change were arrested outside the New York Times building



Police said 70 protesters were arrested on Saturday after blocking traffic outside the New York Times building. Protesters from the Extinction Rebellion group hung banners on Midtown Manhattan skyscrapers on Saturday and in front of the Port Authority bus terminal across the street.

The NYPD arrested 67 protesters in police custody after settling on Eighth Avenue and blocking traffic, reports CBS New York. The Port Authority claimed to have arrested three of the demonstrators. Fees are still pending.

A spokeswoman for Extinction Rebellion, Eve Mosher, said the group wanted the media to report "the climate emergency" so that "people can press for more radical responses".

A Times spokeswoman said in an email to the Associated Press that no national news organization uses more resources to cover climate change than the Times.

<img alt = "Climate change protesters near Times Square inbound and block traffic on 8th Avenue in front of the New York Times Building and Port Authority Bus Terminal near Times Square in New York City , USA, June 22, 201
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