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Climate protesters learn unforgettable lesson after dumping red powder on Constitution: 'Determined to foment a rebellion'
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Climate protesters learn unforgettable lesson after dumping red powder on Constitution: 'Determined to foment a rebellion'

Law enforcement quickly apprehended two protesters on Wednesday for dumping a red powder substance on the display containing the actual United States Constitution.

Video shows that at approximately 2:30 p.m., two protesters stormed up to the display of the U.S. Constitution at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., and dumped a red powder substance on themselves and the Constitution display. The red substance presumably symbolzed blood, because climate protesters believe there is a climate emergency and humanity is doomed to die.

"We are determined to foment a rebellion," one of the protesters said.

Within minutes, police cleared the National Archives Rotunda and the protesters were seen lying face-down as police handcuffed them. The protesters are part of Declare Emergency, a climate alarmist advocacy group.

In a statement, the National Archives said the physical copy of the Constitution was unharmed.

"The Constitution was unaffected in its encasement. No damage was done to the document itself. The agency's conservators were onsite within minutes and are conducting a thorough evaluation of the damage to the Rotunda," the statement said.

Dr. Colleen Shogan, archivist of the United States, said the government intends to prosecute the protesters "to the fullest extend of the law."

"The National Archives Rotunda is the sanctuary for our nation’s founding documents. They are here for all Americans to view and understand the principles of our nation," Shogan said. "We take such vandalism very seriously, and we will insist that the perpetrators be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."

The U.S. attorney is expected to handle the case, WTTG-TV reported. Officials, however, have not yet announced what crimes the pair are being charged with.

Climate protesters now routinely vandalize famous art to bring attention to their cause, previously targeting, for example, the "Mona Lisa" and Vincent van Gogh's famous "Sunflowers" painting.

These demonstrations, while they make headlines, actually bring backlash to their cause.

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Chris Enloe

Chris Enloe

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Chris is a staff writer for Blaze News. He resides in Charlotte, North Carolina. You can reach him at cenloe@blazemedia.com.
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