A group that was part of DisruptJ20, a loosely organized movement to disrupt Donald Trump’s inauguration, said in a news release it had about 400 people who were “climate justice activists” who blocked a security checkpoint at the inauguration.
The group said it physically blocked the entrance at 3rd and D streets NW for four hours.
There were reports during the morning’s inauguration of Trump supporters having a tough time getting through some security checkpoints — at times — because protesters blocked the entrances.
The group said there other similar protests in other cities, including San Francisco and Berkeley.
Some of their signs said, “Trump’s cabinet is a joke, climate change is not a hoax.”
Linda Capato Jr., a climate change activist, said in the statement, “We are standing up today to show the Trump administration and his supporters that we aren’t going to sit quietly while our communities are under attack.”