All photos Copyright © 2021 by Jo Freeman
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Roughly 100 people got up very early on a very hot day to demonstrate against the use of fossil fuels.


Mary Crow led everyone in prayer on DC’s Freedom Plaza around 7:30 a.m.


Leaving a little after 8:00 a.m., different groups walked to five different locations around the ellipse and the White House, where they stood with signs and props.

They were escorted by about two dozen DC police and half a dozen cop cars, both to stop traffic and to make sure the demonstrators didn’t enter the ellipse, or the streets immediately north and south of the White House.  The protestors wanted to be seen by morning rush hour drivers.  Because the cops blocked traffic on 15th and 17th Streets., the only rush hour traffic was on Constitution Ave.


17th St. and E St.

Pennsylvania Plaza and 15th St.


Pennsylvania Ave. and 15th St.


Some took a rest from the heat.


While others chanted:


You can’t drink oil, keep it in the soil!

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Jo Freeman is a feminist scholar and author.

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