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Photos: Climate change protesters #ShutDownDC intersections

Photos of the day as captured by Roll Call's photographers

Climate change protesters took to the streets of Washington on Monday. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)

A coalition of activists under the umbrella Shut Down DC blocked intersections throughout Washington on Monday morning, saying their aim is to draw attention to climate change.

Traffic was rerouted at intersections, including Massachusetts Avenue and North Capitol Street near Capitol Hill.

Roll Call captured some of the protests; here’s the morning in photos:

UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 23: Firas Nasr uses a megaphone to guide protesters to the next intersection as cllimate change protesters block the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and North Capitol Street near the U.S. Capitol at rush hour on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. A coalition of climate activists under the umbrella “Shut Down D.C.” blocked intersections throughout DC to draw attention to climate change. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Firas Nasr uses a megaphone to guide protesters to the next intersection as climate change protesters block Massachusetts Avenue and North Capitol Street near the U.S. Capitol during morning rush hour on Monday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 23: A climate change protester walks through morning traffic near the U.S. Capitol at rush hour on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. A coalition of climate activists under the umbrella “Shut Down D.C.” blocked intersections throughout DC to draw attention to climate change. (Photo by Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
A climate change protester walks through morning traffic near the U.S. Capitol. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 23: Police officers guide a SUV over the median on Massachusetts Avenue as Climate change protesters block the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and North Capitol Street near the U.S. Capitol at rush hour on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. A coalition of climate activists under the umbrella “Shut Down D.C.” blocked intersections throughout DC to draw attention to climate change. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Police officers guide a SUV over the median on Massachusetts Avenue as climate change protesters block the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and North Capitol Street near the U.S. Capitol. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 23: Firas Nasr tosses confetti and dances as cllimate change protesters block the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and North Capitol Street near the U.S. Capitol at rush hour on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. A coalition of climate activists under the umbrella “Shut Down D.C.” blocked intersections throughout DC to draw attention to climate change. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Nasr tosses confetti and dances as climate change protesters block the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and North Capitol Street near the U.S. Capitol. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 23: Climate change protesters hold up a pipleine replica which reads “keep it in the ground” as they block the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and North Capitol Street near the U.S. Capitol at rush hour on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. A coalition of climate activists under the umbrella “Shut Down D.C.” blocked intersections throughout DC to draw attention to climate change. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Climate change protesters hold up a pipeline replica which reads “Keep it in the ground” as they block the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and North Capitol Street on Monday morning. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 23: Climate change protesters block the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and North Capitol Street near the U.S. Capitol at rush hour on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. A coalition of climate activists under the umbrella “Shut Down D.C.” blocked intersections throughout DC to draw attention to climate change. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Climate change protesters block the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and North Capitol Street on Monday morning. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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