Oh NO They Didn't!?!?! Climate Activists Face Felony Charges For Defacing...

By Lisa Pelgin | Sunday, 03 March 2024 03:00 PM
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Two climate activists, Donald Zepeda of Maryland and Jackson Green of Utah, are facing felony charges for allegedly defacing the U.S. Constitution at the National Archives in Washington DC.

According to Fox News, the Department of Justice has charged the individuals with felony destruction of government property.

The activists, affiliated with the left-leaning climate justice group Declare Emergency, are accused of dumping red powder on the case containing the historic document on February 14. The Department of Justice stated that the act resulted in damages exceeding $50,000.

In a video captured by journalist Ford Fischer, Zepeda and Green called on President Biden to "declare an emergency" before defacing the display. They expressed beliefs that fossil fuels are genocidal and advocated for their elimination.

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During the incident, the activists asserted that only wealthy white men benefit from the rights outlined in the Constitution and expressed intentions to "foment a rebellion." Following their actions, Zepeda and Green were arrested by officers and taken into custody.

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Dr. Colleen Shogan, Archivist of the United States, emphasized the significance of the National Archives Rotunda as a sanctuary for the nation's founding documents. Shogan stated, "We take such vandalism very seriously and we will insist that the perpetrators be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."

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