More than two dozen protesters were hauled away in cuffs Monday morning after dousing Lower Manhattan’s Charging Bull statue in fake gore during a climate change demonstration, according to cops and photos from the scene.
Members of the Extinction Rebellion group scaled the statue, waving a green flag with the organization’s symbol, and doused the financial icon and surrounding cobblestone block with faux blood, according to social media.
The NYPD said it had arrested 26 people as of 11:30 a.m. but did not immediately have any further information.
Activists, including one wearing funeral attire, were mopping up phony blood just before noon as cops looked on in front of 26 Broadway.
The group has a daylong slate of protests planned for Manhattan on Monday that continues at 2 p.m. in Washington Square with its “Rebel Fest.”
Other chapters of the group demonstrated elsewhere Monday, with protests popping up in London and Sydney.