Climate protesters are pushing police, trying to force their way into the Department of the Interior where other activists have made it inside in an attempt to occupy the building. pic.twitter.com/IVhvPdTAYu
— Ellie Silverman (@esilverman11) October 14, 2021
WASHINGTON — On Thursday, multiple federal buildings in Washington, DC were either occupied or were attempted to be occupied by protesters. Scenes of the day were reminiscent of January 6, but the response and results were much different.
Video from the Bureau of Indian Affairs surfaced showing that the building was occupied by protesters. The group claims that this was the first time Indigenous leaders occupied the building since the 1970s. Security forces did not take action against the group, simply allowing them to occupy the space and appearing to almost join them in some instances.