Climate Change Protesters Who Threw Red Powder on U.S. Constitution Display in the National Archives Rotunda Charged With a Felony

2024-03-03 07:00:30

At the end of January, two far left climate change protesters entered the rotunda at the National Archives and threw red powder on the Constitution display case. They were eventually arrested and have now been charged with a felony.

Will they actually be prosecuted?

FOX News reports:

Climate activists hit with felony charges for defacing US Constitution’s display case

Two left-wing climate activists have been hit with felony charges after defacing the U.S. Constitution’s display case.

The Department of Justice on Friday announced that Donald Zepeda of Maryland and Jackson Green of Utah have been charged with felony destruction of government property following a climate change stunt that involved dumping red powder on the encasement protecting the U.S. Constitution in the National Archives Rotunda.

“The National Archives Rotunda is the sanctuary for our nation’s founding documents,” Dr. Colleen Shogan, Archivist of the United States, said in a statement following the incident. “They are here for all Americans to view and understand the principles of our nation. We take such vandalism very seriously and we will insist that the perpetrators be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

The duo’s vandalism, which occurred on Feb. 14, immediately led to the evacuation of the rotunda. A video shot by a supporter shows the pair smothered in the red powder, which also appeared strewn across the Constitution’s protective display case.

Zepeda and Green appeared to be linked to the left-wing climate activist group Declare Emergency, which demands that President Biden “declare a formal state of climate emergency and begin [to] make full use of his executive authority to save this country from collapse.”

Here’s a video of the incident:

It’s about time some of these protesters faced consequences. We should be doing the same thing for the people who throw soup on works of art.

According to the press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, they caused $50,000 in damage:

Donald Zepeda, 35, of Maryland, and Jackson Green, 27, of Utah, were charged in a superseding indictment, unsealed yesterday in U.S. District Court, with the February 14, 2024, attack on the U.S. Constitution housed at the National Archives in Washington D.C.

Zepeda and Green are charged with felony destruction of government property for dumping a fine red powder over the document’s display case in the Rotunda of the Archives building. The cost of cleaning up after the stunt, which was intended to draw attention to Climate Change, has already exceeded $50,000. In addition, the act closed the Rotunda for four days.

Perhaps these two will be made an example of for others. They certainly deserve it.

Featured image via YouTube.


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