Hyper-annoying climate activists have landed on U.S. shores with their wholly ineffective blockages of traffic and trade. But in one Nevada showdown on Sunday, law enforcement demonstrated the perfect response to these illegal nuisances attempting to impose their will onto others.
The Burning Man Festival is an annual event in the state that attracts mostly left-wingers from around the world. But even they had to be chagrined when the demonstrators blocked the road into the gathering.
Vehicles were backed up for miles. No doubt they were idling in the summer heat with their air conditioners running.
Roughly six radicals from the climate group Seven Circles dragged items in the middle of the road with flags attached to a trailer. Signs displayed such catchy slogans as “Abolish Capitalism” and “General Strike for the Climate.”
Protesters chained themselves to the barricade. Meanwhile, irate drivers tried to move the obstruction and continue to Burning Man, but the climate activists complained that they were being threatened.
One of the anti-capitalism strikers urged the upset travelers to wait for the police to arrive. That did not turn out well.
CLIMATE CHANGE: Nevada rangers shut down "climate change" protest outside of Burning Man, hold protesters at gun point and arrest all of them.
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Rangers from the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Police Department of Nevada showed up and immediately corrected the situation. How? By ramming a large truck straight into the trailer and knocking its obstructions out of the roadway.
One officer drew his weapon and ordered a female protester to the ground. Arrests quickly followed and demonstrators recoiled in horror as they were led away in handcuffs.
One lamented that “we’re non-violent.” Meanwhile, audio revealed a ranger telling protesters they were “trespassing on tribal land.”
Despite being a gathering of mostly leftists, Burning Man was disparaged by the climate protesters for not being radical enough. They complained that private jets, single-use plastics, “unnecessary propane burning and unlimited generator use” marred the event.
Thomas Diocano, co-founder of Rave Revolution, issued a statement laying out the specific aims of the climate movement.
He declared, “We have an economic system problem, and that economic system is capitalism. History shows that capitalism cannot be reformed. It cannot be changed from the ‘inside.’”
Diocano concluded that “the time to evolve has come.” As apparently has the time to remove annoying obstructions from the roadway.