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Climate change protest causes road closures near Times Square

Posted at 11:35 AM, Oct 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-10 14:33:09-04

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MIDTOWN MANHATTAN — Dozens of climate change protesters were arrested in Times Square Thursday after officials were forced to close 44th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues, police said.

The protest was staged by the group Extinction Rebellion, police said, who was also behind Monday’s protest near Wall Street, where the famous charging bull was doused with fake blood.

Authorities said 62 people were arrested in Thursday’s Time Square protest.

Video of the protest showed a boat in the street where the protest was taking place.