Climate Change Protestors arrested at Congressional Baseball Game

Eight protesters were arrested Wednesday night during the last night’s Congressional Baseball Game. The game is a yearly tradition that raises money for charities, Capitol Police said on X; .The protesters were part of the group “Climate Defiance” and were protesting the use of fossil fuels. One of the game’s sponsors was Chevron.

Police said the protesters are being charged with interference with a member of the U.S. Capitol Police, a federal charge.

The Capitol Police public information office told NBC News that the protesters are still in police custody, where they are being processed and will be taken to jail. It also said no injuries were reported during arrests.

“Eight of us have been arrested for shutting down the Congressional Baseball Game. They are behind bars right now,” the group said in a post. “Make no mistake: It’s the Members of Congress who should be locked up.”