Indigenous protesters rally against fossil fuels | First Thing

Demonstrators want Biden to declare the climate crisis a national emergency. Plus, meet the time millionaires

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Hundreds of protesters led by Indigenous activists from across the country demonstrated in front of the White House on Monday to demand that Joe Biden stop approving fossil fuel projects and declare the climate crisis a national emergency.

What did the organisers of the protest say? “We have had enough of your empty words,” the Indigenous Environmental Network said. “If President Biden was committed to honoring the treaties and strengthening sovereignty, he would act swiftly to mitigate the climate chaos that has engulfed our communities.”

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Was the rally peaceful? Yes but demonstrators were subjected to police use of a long-range acoustic device, which emits a piercing sound, according to video footage captured by Indigenous campaigners.

When will officials announce if the remains are Cho’s? The San Bernardino county sheriff’s department said identifying the remains and determining the cause of death could take weeks.

What has Cho’s family said? Her sister told CNN on Monday: “The family is just holding our collective breaths. We so badly desire answers, but already feel the heartbreak of what the answer could be.”

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