Longtime LGBTQ activist Lorraine Fontana was one of 19 people arrested in a wave of Atlanta protests that demanded action on climate issues.
The protests on Sept. 27 — organized by climate action group Extinction Rebellion Atlanta — began in Buckhead and later moved to Midtown.
“Their idea was to go to some busy intersection in Atlanta and make a point by really messing up the traffic and having people say, ‘What the hell is this?’ and, ‘Who are you?,’” she told Project Q Atlanta.
Fontana (photo), who was a 2013 Atlanta Pride grand marshal, was part of a group that blocked roads at the intersection of 10th and Peachtree. The 72-year-old activist sat in a chair in the road alongside another activist, Daniel Hanley.
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