Ocasio-Cortez, youth protesters storm Pelosi office to push for climate plan

Ocasio-Cortez, youth protesters storm Pelosi office to push for climate plan. By Anthony Adranga, from November 2018.

More than 200 youth activists, flanked by Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, flooded House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s office this morning urging Democrats to act more decisively on climate change.

Capitol Police said they arrested 51 protesters for unlawfully demonstrating outside Pelosi’s office in the Cannon House Office Building. The arrests began a few hours after the demonstration began, when protesters refused to leave the area. Pelosi said she welcomed the protest and called on the police “to allow them to continue to organize and participate in our democracy.”

But that was by good demonstrators, and the press applauded. That invasion of Pelosi’s office in the Capitol was democracy in action, because it was by the right people.