Oct 12, 2019 07:45 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Oct 12, 2019 10:27 Asia/Tehran]

Dozens of environmentalists in the United States occupied New York city's Times Square and disrupted traffic on the streets leading to the square.

Iran press/America: They are part of a group protesting climate change all week throughout the city.

Protesters brought a green boat on a trailer into the street at 44th Street and Broadway, blocking the roadway, the New York Times reported. 

NYPD officers surrounded the protesters, demanding they clear the roadway. A climate change protest blocked the main intersection in Times Square. Traffic was blocked in the city for miles. At least 62 protesters were arrested.

In related news, Jane Fonda, the Hollywood actress, was arrested in Washington, DC, on Friday while protesting over climate change at the US Capitol building. 101/216

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