Capitol police stated 51 protesters had been arrested after unlawfully demonstrating outside Pelosi’s office in the Cannon House Office Building.
Police began making arrests when the protestors refused to leave the area after a few hours of demonstration.
Pelosi embraced the protesters and said she planned on launching a special committee to focus on the climate crisis.
We are inspired by the energy and activism of the many young activists and advocates leading the way on the climate crisis, which threatens the health, economic security and futures of all our communities.
I have recommended to my House Democratic colleagues that we reinstate a select committee to address the climate crisis.