Climate activists hang banner on Boston’s iconic Citgo sign

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Members of an environmental group hangs a banner that reads “CLIMATE CHANGE NOW” on the iconic Citgo sign near Boston’s Fenway Park on August 8, 2020. (Jim Davis / The Boston Globe / AP)

BOSTON (AP) — Members of an environmental activist group hung a banner that read “CLIMATE CHANGE NOW” on the iconic Citgo sign near Boston’s Fenway Park in Kenmore Square, leading to eight arrests.

The group unfurled the banner Monday evening as the Red Sox began their game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway.

A spokesman for Extinction Rebellion Boston told the Boston Globe that it was hoping to bring attention to environmental issues.

Police said the eight people were taken into custody and charged with trespassing and disturbing the peace. Two others were summoned to court for the same charges.

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