Police arrest climate activists at Congressional Baseball Game

By Manuel Quiñones, Garrett Downs | 06/13/2024 06:48 AM EDT

The group Climate Defiance had promised to disrupt the event.

Climate protester.

Capitol Police arrested several activists at Wednesday's Congressional Baseball Game. @ClimateDefiance/X

U.S. Capitol Police arrested eight anti-fossil-fuel activists at the Congressional Baseball Game in Washington on Wednesday.

The group Climate Defiance had promised to “shut it down” on social media. Police arrested demonstrators as they stormed the field at Nationals Park.

“Congress sends billions of public $$ to subsidize deadly fossil fuels — but the police are tackling us instead,” the group said on social platform X.


Protesters also tried to block entrances to the game. Capitol Police said those arrested would be charged with “Interference with a Member of the U.S. Capitol Police.”