Climate crazies dump red powder on U.S. Constitution display in Nat’l Archives as security guards watch

Two people were arrested after protesting at the National Archives by dumping red powder on themselves and the glass encasement protecting the U.S. Constitution.

“Around 2:30 p.m., two men poured red powder on themselves and the encased Constitution in the Archives’ rotunda. D.C. police responded to the scene where they arrested them for destruction of federal property,” ABC News reported.

“We all deserve clean air, water, food and a livable climate,” one man said in a video of the incident posted to social media.

A video also seemed to show security in the area not moving in to stop the protesters for a few moments, though it is not clear if they were awaiting instructions.

The rotunda, where the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights are housed, was reportedly closed for cleanup after the arrest.

The National Archives released a statement after the incident.

“The National Archives Rotunda is the sanctuary for our nation’s founding documents. They are here for all Americans to view and understand the principles of our nation. We take such vandalism very seriously and we will insist that the perpetrators be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” said Dr. Colleen Shogan, archivist of the United States.

Most reactions on social media did not favor the cause of the protesters.

Frieda Powers


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