Climate activists blocked traffic on the Capital Beltway’s Inner Loop for over an hour Monday afternoon.
It happened on the Inner Loop at the Route 29/Colesville Road exit.
Over a dozen climate activists blocked all lanes of the Inner Loop. According to Maryland State Police, troopers responded around 12:30 p.m., and all lanes were reopened around 1:45 p.m.
“The ‘adults in the room’ have shown us they don’t give a s–t about us. The people must now take action, like we’ve done again and again throughout history,” read a flier that was handed out by the group Declare Emergency.
Maryland State Police say 14 people were arrested. Charges include disturbing peace/hinder passage and failure to obey a reasonable/lawful order. A few were also charged with resisting arrest.
A bystander was charged with second-degree assault and resisting arrest.