WATCH: Environmentalists Block NYC Rush Hour Traffic -- Any Guesses?

(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Let’s begin with a #ProTip for radical environmentalists: It’s probably not a good idea to block rush hour traffic in New York City. Yeah, word has it that New Yawkers don’t take kindly to blocked traffic when they’re trying to get to work on time in rush hour traffic. But, hey — knock yourselves out and see what happens.


Then again, you might not have to knock yourselves out — the aforementioned New Yawkers might be more than happy to do that for you. Anyway, radical left-wing environmentalists blocked Monday morning rush hour roads, as reported by The Blaze, more than angering Manhattan drivers on their way to work.

Bad move.

WPIX-TV reported that northbound lanes of FDR Drive were closed at Jackson Street in Manhattan before 9 a.m. Thankfully — for our amusement — video cameras captured the festivities as they unfolded.

As is usually the case with big important protests [rolling-eyes emoji] the environmentalists posted a sort-of manifesto on Twitter, announcing their intentions all formal like.

Dear commuters: we are interrupting traffic this morning not to annoy you, but to force the public to confront the true dangers of unchecked climate change. If we do not act today, if @potus does not act today, NYC will be underwater by 2100. It’s a matter of life and death.

Not until 2100? Hmm. I thought it was something like only nine more years before irreversible climate change dooms us all, given that a United Nations General Assembly “High-Level Meeting” issued an 11-year warning in 2019. Hell, NYC, you guys have 79 years before you have to worry about buying a boat.


And what would a good protest be without serious-as-hell protesters lying in the street?

Extension Rebellion NYC — which bills itself as “a global nonviolent movement to compel the world’s governments to address the climate and ecological emergency” — was behind the protest, ahead of “Build Back Better” Biden’s speech on Monday in Kearny, New Jersey. Incidentally, Mumbles Joe is delivering that speech as I write. No word if he’s (yet) wandered off the stage after spotting an ice cream shop.

Here’s a bit of the morning “dialogue” between irate New Yorkers and the environmentalist whacko — as our friend Rush Limbaugh was fond of calling these people, as transcribed by The Blaze:


In one clip, irate drivers exited their vehicles to confront the protesters face-to-face.

“You guys work?” one motorist hollered. “We got things to do!”

Another driver kicked and tossed the group’s orange cones, yelling at them to “get the f*** outta here!”

“I f***in’ work, man!” the first motorist yelled.

Also, a woman emerged from her vehicle to implore the protesters to move so she could take her child to school.

Incidentally, Monday morning’s protest was not Extension Rebellion NYC’s first rodeo, The Blaze reported. In one of their finest recent efforts, on Earth Day this past April, the group dumped manure near the White House to protest Biden’s “bulls**t” environmental plan.

No word of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was on hand to do any shoveling.



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