OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Two people with a climate activist group headed by Native American leaders were arrested in Olympia at a rally demanding that Gov. Inslee draft a climate emergency resolution.
Protectors of the Salish Sea set up two tipi-like structures on the steps of the State Capitol building at 5 a.m. Tuesday. On top of each of the tall structures sat two demonstrators.
The group was also demanding that Inslee extend the legislative session to pass more drastic measures on climate change.
On Tuesday afternoon, State troopers forced the group, which didn’t have a permit to demonstrate, off the steps and arrested two people on trespassing charges.