Police Drive Through Climate Protestor’s Barricade
Climate protestors in Nevada learned a hard lesson this weekend after police broke up their protest that involved blocking the road to Burning Man.
Video on Twitter shows a Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Police Department ranger using his truck to drive through the a blockade set up by Seven Circles and Extinction Rebellion, who were trying to stop people from getting to Burning Man.
The protestors were upset over the use of single-use plastics and private jets at the event.
Video shows the people standing in the roadway with a bunch of signs being used as a makeshift blockade, when the ranger drives through with his truck and runs through the barricade.
The ranger turned around and ran over the signs he missed, and yet the protestors still stood their ground.
The officer exited his truck and drew his service weapon, demanding all of the people in the road get on the ground.
While yes, Americans do have the right to free speech, and Americans have the right to protest. Except, there is no Constitutional right to shut down a roadway - and in this case, the only roadway to and from the area.
Would they have moved if an ambulance needed to come through? Or how about a police offic- well, I guess we know the answer to that one.
Check out the full video here: