A group of climate change protesters boasted about blockading Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin’s car on Thursday, accusing the moderate lawmaker of trying to run them over in his attempt to drive through a parking garage.
The senator has also gotten attention for the vehicle he was driving.
“We blockaded Joe Manchin’s car and he tried to run us over,” a TikTok video posted by @hungry4climatejustice showing the confrontation states.
The clip shows a group of protesters standing in front of and behind a luxury vehicle in a parking garage, holding a banner while at least one person leaned on the vehicle’s hood. Others filmed themselves while yelling at the driver. The constant sound of a car horn can be heard throughout but it was not clear if it was Manchin honking.
“This is Joe Manchin’s car slowly pressing into our peaceful protesters,” a person says. “We want to live! We want to live!” That phrase, along with “F–k Joe Manchin,” was the rallying cry of the demonstration aimed at convincing Manchin to support President Biden’s multitrillion-dollar Build Back Better spending package.
Climate change protestors harass Joe Manchin and blockade his car: pic.twitter.com/t6zAoeDOmM
— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) November 4, 2021
h/t Peach Head