Climate Protesters Cancel Their Staged 'Die-In' in D.C. Over an Actual Pandemic Threat

Brittany M. Hughes | March 13, 2020
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When it comes to reactions over the coronavirus pandemic and the mass panic that’s ensured, this one’s…well, a little ironic.

Extinction Rebellion, the climate change group known for staging obnoxious protests around the world and intentionally disrupting the lives of the general public, has canceled their scheduled “die-in” at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. this weekend — a protest meant to illustrate how humanity will all perish in a climate catastrophe.

“XRDC has cancelled its mass die-in at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History this Sunday because of the COVID-19 pandemic,” the group tweeted. “Responding to the science and the public health emergency declared in DC, we feel it would be irresponsible to go ahead with the action.”

Twitters were quick to point of the hilarity of the group canceling their manufactured apocalyptic scenario over a real global crisis.