Greenpeace protesters suspended themselves from the Fred Hartman bridge in Baytown, Texas upfront of the Democratic debate, and video confirmed them dangling from the thoroughfare. You possibly can watch a few of that video later on this article. They’re protesting using fossil fuels.
The protest includes 22 protesters; half of these suspended themselves by way of harnesses over the Houston Ship Channel, in keeping with Fox26. Some site visitors within the ship channel was stopped.
“@HCSOTexas is conscious of a public demonstration at present underway on the Fred Hartman bridge in East Harris County. We’re actively monitoring the state of affairs with different public security companions,” the Harris County Sheriff wrote.
Greenpeace posted a video exhibiting a chicken’s eye view from the bridge. “We’re within the coronary heart of the fossil gas business (the biggest oil export channel within the US) to confront Trump & the oil business,” the group wrote on Twitter, indicating it’s supporting the Inexperienced New Deal.
The Workplace of Homeland Safety and Administration indicated, “We’re at present monitoring the state of affairs occurring on the Fred Hartman Bridge with our native and public security companions within the space. Keep tuned for updates.”
Right here’s video of the suspended protesters:
Right here’s one other view:
Greenpeace wrote on Twitter, “HAPPENING NOW: Greenpeace activists are in Houston blocking the biggest oil export channel within the nation to confront the oil business. Be a part of the motion with us! RT to withstand Trump and the oil business! #PeopleVsOil.”
KHOU-TV reported on September 12, 2019 that the protest was blocking a northbound lane on the bridge. Greenpeace additionally tweeted, “BREAKING: We’re in Houston shutting down the biggest oil export channel within the nation to withstand Trump & the oil business for fueling this #ClimateCrisis. It’s time to finish the age of oil. #PeopleVsOil.”
Greenpeace shared a hyperlink to an internet site urging individuals to affix in help of the Inexperienced New Deal.
2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates Take the Stage in Houston
These are the candidates who will seem on stage on the September 12, 2019 Democratic presidential debate: Former Vice President Joe Biden; Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kamala Harris of California, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren; South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg; former Obama Housing Secretary Julián Castro; former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas and entrepreneur Andrew Yang.
What time is the talk on? It’ll air from 8-11 p.m. ET on ABC and Univision. It’s the third presidential debate, and all eyes shall be on Joe Biden as challengers attempt to knock him off his perceived frontrunner’s perch.