Climate change protesters arrested outside the New York Times building

New York Police officers take into custody an activist during a climate change rally outside of the New York Times building. (AP)

Climate change protesters have been arrested after they blocked traffic outside the New York Times building.

The protesters from the group Extinction Rebellion hung banners on the skyscraper in midtown Manhattan on Saturday and on the outside of the Port Authority Bus Terminal across the street.

A journalist saw more than two dozen protesters arrested after they lay down on Eighth Avenue and blocked traffic. A police spokesman said he had no information on the number of arrests.

A spokeswoman for Extinction Rebellion, Eve Mosher, says the group wants the media to report on “the climate emergency” so that “people can start pushing for more radical responses.”

A Times spokeswoman said in an email that no national news organization devotes more resources to covering climate change than the Times.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:55 - GMT 06:55