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Youth climate advocates, sensing an ally, stage a protest near Kamala Harris’ LA home

A crowd of about 40 young activists protested outside Vice President Kamala Harris’ home on Sunday, vowing to stay all night if they did not meet their demands on climate change and Israel.

Activists from the Sunrise Movement, which has organized climate protests across the country, said they arrived in Harris’ quiet Brentwood neighborhood with two demands for the vice president: convince President Biden to declare a climate emergency and end it of US military aid to Israel.

Because all this might not have fallen into place on Sunday afternoon, the group came prepared with tents and sleeping bags.

“We’re three houses away from her house, and we’re not leaving,” said Adah Crandall, an 18-year-old organizer.

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In February, 21 climate change protesters were arrested outside Biden’s campaign headquarters in Wilmington. Del. Crandall called Sunday’s protest “a continuation of that campaign.”

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By Sunday afternoon, organizers had not seen Harris, they said, although they believed she was in Los Angeles.

Harris was scheduled to fly to Las Vegas on Monday morning to attend two events. Secret Service agents will clear the roadway.

The activists said they felt Harris was a climate champion before she entered the White House, championed the Green New Deal when she ran for president and pushed climate resolutions as a senator.

Wei Zhou, 17, wants Harris to push the president to declare a climate emergency so the government can mobilize with quick action.

“We have seen her go ahead of Biden in certain things,” Zhou said. “We now ask her to be the kind of leader she was in 2019.”

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This story originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times.

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