Tidal Basin ‘Floating House’ protest leads to 1 arrest: Park Police
WASHINGTON - One person was arrested after activists released a "Floating House" into D.C.’s iconic Tidal Basin on Wednesday.
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According to environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion DC, the house in the water was a metaphor about rising sea levels caused by global warming.
A banner on the house read, "It’s Do or Die."
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"The American Dream is underwater. The iconic cherry trees that line the banks of the Tidal Basin will soon be underwater — and so will we. If we have any hope of saving our planet, of saving humanity, we need to act now," Extinction Rebellion DC spokesperson Reilly Polka said in a press release.
Park Police say the person was charged after being arrested near the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial for operating a vessel in a park area without a permit.
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The suspect has not been identified.
Extinction Rebellion DC has been behind a number of colorful protests in the nation’s capital, including a demonstration last spring when they dumped cow manure outside the White House.