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Climate activists try to blockade NYC Citi Bank HQ in ‘Summer of Heat on Wall Street’

Nearly two dozen people were cuffed by late Monday morning as climate protesters blockaded Citi Headquarters in Lower Manhattan, police said.

A group of 150 activists crowded in front of the financial giant’s building on Greenwich Street near North Moore Street in Tribeca during the morning rush, organizers said.

Twenty-three people were taken into custody, according to an early NYPD count.

“Planet over profit!” the group bellowed as officers began to arrest some of the participants.

“They’ve arrested dozens of us today because we’re out here for the kickoff to Summer of Heat,” one man said on a video posted to an X account called “Planet Over Profit.” “CitiBank is funding … hundreds of billions of dollars to the fossil fuel industry, while putting all of our lives at risk.”

“So people are taking arrest over and over throughout the summer to let CitiBank know and to let Wall Street know they can’t keep funding and financing destruction and death across the globe.”

Monday’s protest began the “Summer of Heat on Wall Street,” which organizers describe as “a months-long campaign of relentless and disruptive protests to end Wall Street funding for oil, coal, and gas,” according to a media alert.

Demonstrators plan to return to the Greenwich Street skyscraper on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.


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