Climate protesters target Constitution with red powder at National Archives

The Constitution became the latest historic item to be targeted by climate protesters on Wednesday after two protesters dumped red powder on the document’s case.

The National Archives said the protesters were immediately detained after the incident, which occurred around 2:30 p.m., and they are recommending the culprits be prosecuted to the “fullest extent of the law.”

Just now: the Rotunda of the National Archives in Washington DC was evacuated after two climate activists dumped red powder on themselves and the case holding the United States Constitution.

Both were arrested in minutes.

— Ford Fischer (@FordFischer) February 14, 2024

“The National Archives Rotunda is the sanctuary for our nation’s founding documents,” Colleen Shogan, archivist of the United States, said in a statement. “The [documents] are here for all Americans to view
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