Sure-fire way to get arrested! Moment Nevada Rangers plow truck through Extinction Rebellion protest after the activists blocked road into Burning Man that caused ‘miles-long gridlock’
Tribal police smashed through climate protestors blockage which blocked the road to Burning Man festival in Nevada – as footage shows cops taking a no-nonsense approach to the activists.
Video taken In Nevada shows around six protestors from the Seven Circles group and Extinction Rebellion blocking a road with a trailer, causing traffic chaos and miles-long gridlock.
The demonstrators locked themselves onto the trailer and appeared to clash with those trying to attend the Burning Man festival before police were called.
Rangers from the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Police Department of Nevada drove straight through the blockade and quickly began arresting demonstrators on the road as they sobbed: ‘We’re non-violent’.
One officer got out of the vehicle and ordered a woman to the floor at gunpoint before telling her to ‘stop resisting’ arrest’.
Video taken In Nevada shows around six protestors from the Seven Circles group as well as Extinction Rebellion blocking a road with a trailer
Another can be heard asking a protestors ‘who has the gun’, as the protestors say ‘we have no weapons at all, we’re environmental protestors’.
Guardian journalist Michelle Hooq claimed on social media that the Rangers attended the protest after receiving a call that ‘someone in the crowd was going to shoot the activists’.
DailyMail.com did not immediately receive a response to a request for comment from Extinction Rebellion, Seven Circles or the PLPTPD.
Social media for Rave Revolution posted the footage and captioned it: ‘Nevada Ranger rammed into the blockade, an officer pulled out his gun and threatened to shoot.
‘Activists from Extinction Rebellion and Rave Revolution Global were demanding that the festival ban private jets and single-use plastics.’