Activists led by Extinction Rebellion Washington DC marched and blocked morning traffic Friday morning in Washington DC, the second time this week.

The action is intended to interrupt life in DC to force congress to pass environmental legislation.

“This was an incredibly successful climate emergency strike,” said Firas Nasr, founder of “Werk for Peace,” a progressive group that leads dance actions as a form of street protest.

“We took the streets with a variety of tactics in order to tell our congress that we need to pass a green new deal and demand change so that we avoid a climate emergency.”

“We want to telegraph and make it perfectly clear that we’re not going away. We’re gonna come back,” said Nick Braña, an activist with Extinction Rebellion and the Movement for a People’s Party.

“We’re prepared to keep coming back until we get responsible solutions from that institution or replace them with a people’s assembly.”