In spite of the news coverage, I can’t say I saw any protesters in Washington yesterday. I heard that several intersections were blocked off, and the Metro was definitely a nightmare, but the net effect on me was small.
I agree that climate change is important, but I can’t help but wonder whether this was the best approach. Is it really a good idea to impede mostly middle and working class people who have little power to further the cause? It seems like the people who took notice at all were annoyed, or perhaps even less likely than before to take action in support of the climate.