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Activists Cause 10-Mile Traffic Jam, Karma Quickly Intervenes



Clear Facts:

  • Tensions Rise in Nevada: Seven Circles activists obstruct Burning Man-bound traffic, leading to confrontations.
  • Pyramid Lake Police Response: Officers promptly dismantle blockade; activists taken aback by swift action.
  • Seven Circles’ Demands: The group calls out Burning Man leadership to address environmental concerns and capitalist tendencies.

In a spectacle straight out of Nevada, Extinction Rebellion activists, belonging to the Seven Circles group, decided to halt traffic, leading to a massive 10-mile snarl-up.

Their target? The eager attendees of the iconic Burning Man festival.

The Highway Standoff

Burning Man enthusiasts, known for their love of art and culture, found themselves in a predicament when they confronted the protesters.

Freedom News was right there, capturing the drama that saw a mere six climate zealots from Seven Circles take on a sea of festival-goers.

Footage released by Freedom News showcases tense exchanges.

An officer is heard proclaiming, “I’m gonna take all of you out!” To which the activists responded in disbelief about their lack of weapons.

A poignant moment came when a ranger pointed out that the protesters were “trespassing on tribal land.”


Before the event, the Pyramid Lake Police Department had taken to social media, hinting at a possible influx of law enforcement during Burning Man.

Their message read, “As we all know Burning Man is soon coming up, and with that there will be an influx of not only traffic but LAW ENFORCEMENT from outside jurisdictions. If a tribal member gets stopped by an outside jurisdiction please let them know you are tribal, if possible provide them with your tribal identification card, or request a tribal officer. Please be courteous, these agencies are here to assist in keeping the community safe for all of the residents who call it home. Thank you very much for your understanding.”

When Push Comes to Shove

As the saga continued, the activists, seemingly in a state of shock, resorted to chaining themselves to a trailer.

When discussions with Burning Man attendees went south, the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Police Department of Nevada intervened.

What transpired next left many in shock. As police vehicles drove through, the activists were heard lamenting, “we’re non-violent!”

Police, having none of it, promptly arrested the activists and had them removed.


In a twist, the activists voiced their main agenda, exclaiming, “We’re environmental protesters!”

They expressed their dismay over single-use plastics and private jets at Burning Man.

Their banners read “ban private jets,” “burners of the world unite,” and “abolish capitalism.”

The Protest Agenda

Seven Circles later released an official statement, categorizing their protest as an “urgent call to action.”


They slammed the event, criticizing its popularity among affluent attendees who, according to them, ignored Burning Man’s core values.

They shared their demands, insisting Burning Man:

“1. BE RADICALLY HONEST: Admit that infinite growth is incompatible with sustaining the Earth’s systems and that the green transition is a lie perpetuated by those in power. Burning Man must advocate for system change on both political and economic levels.

“2. MOBILIZE OUR COMMUNITY: Formally issue a call to action to the Burning Man community, urging Burners to actively participate in direct action and support general strikes to initiate system change. This effort should be done in collaboration with existing social justice and environmental movements.

“3. LEAD BY EXAMPLE: Ban private jets, single use plastics, unnecessary propane burning, and unlimited generator use per capita at the nine day event in Black Rock City, Nevada.”

An Ongoing Pattern?

It’s worth noting that Extinction Rebellion has a history of such disruptions, particularly in Britain. Their modus operandi often involves creating traffic jams, irking commuters, and sometimes risking lives.


Despite claiming non-violence, their methods, such as gluing themselves to public property or obstructing transportation routes, have often been seen as extreme.

While such actions might be tolerated in the UK, the situation in Nevada proved that US authorities have a different take on such disruptions.

We want to know what you think! Share your thoughts in the comments below.




  1. L Stewart

    August 30, 2023 at 8:09 pm

    Yep, I notice that in the UK the police are useless in containing any demo or protest involving left wing/liberal/minority elements, but respond immediately if the demonstrators are outside these privileged groups, especially conservative or right-wing people, including Christians.

  2. Dusty

    August 31, 2023 at 10:50 am

    This should have happened as soon as these protest groups began intentionally disrupting the lives of those that disagree or don’t feel the ridiculous sense of (im)moral indignation that these idiots espouse…no matter what the cause.

  3. Kathryn

    August 31, 2023 at 6:49 pm

    I believe the highways were paid for by tax dollars to enable people to travel to work and any other personal business. If these people choose to disrupt that, then the ones attempting to travel to their work or other business can and should be able to just drive right on through. One or more of those disrupting the intended use of these roads should be aware that they are risking their own lives. Thos going about their own business should just drive right on through. IF you are one of the protestors standing in the way of legal commerce, you could and should be run over.

  4. CandygramForMongo

    August 31, 2023 at 6:54 pm

    We’re not violent, we’re STUPID!!!

    • Veenerschnitzel

      September 1, 2023 at 12:32 am

      Best comment ever

  5. Kilroy228

    August 31, 2023 at 7:10 pm

    I think that these were tribal police, not Nevada police

  6. BMP66

    August 31, 2023 at 7:30 pm

    They are bullies. Like spoiled brat children, they want the rest of the world to stop, so they can have things their own way. Whining “We’re non-violent” is not adequate. They are emotionally violent, daring people not to harm them while they fasten themselves into harm’s way; they require all of the other people in the state to let them be, never mind that this person must get to work on time, or that person has an appointment for a hospital procedure. God bless the tribal Rangers who know their job and are willing to do it, opening up the highway.

  7. Charles E Barr

    August 31, 2023 at 7:35 pm

    they were blocking a road on indian land. tribal police broke it up. on tribal property tribal police are the absolute authority. They may invite local police to assist.

  8. Jeffrey

    August 31, 2023 at 8:03 pm

    How can blocking traffic be considered “peaceful protest?”

  9. jw

    August 31, 2023 at 8:27 pm

    Start easing up in your car and see if these fools don’t get out of the way. Move it or lose it !

  10. KC

    August 31, 2023 at 9:02 pm

    Excuse me but that is a road not a seat and by George people need to use it as a road and the protesters as speed bumps. Where do they get off thinking they’re ideology is more important than people needing to get to work, to the doctors, or the store? If more people just ran them over they’d find a better way of protesting.

  11. Earnest T Bass

    August 31, 2023 at 9:04 pm


  12. JB

    August 31, 2023 at 11:25 pm

    Play stupid games. Win stupid prizes

  13. Veenerschnitzel

    September 1, 2023 at 12:37 am

    The youth of this country are brainwashed idiots. Please stop sending your children to college until this stops. It’s scary to think of these birdbrains running things when I retire. That is if there’s much of a country left to run after Brandon is done running it into the ground.

    • James

      September 1, 2023 at 9:59 am

      Academia has created these people by indoctrination and brainwashing. You would not find a republican in the group. Their all democratic or independents and are ruining our Country!

  14. Robert Michael

    September 1, 2023 at 1:36 am

    One of the most satisfying videos I’ve seen in a long time.

  15. 1PatriotForever

    September 1, 2023 at 11:53 pm

    and Thats How its done and you have a right to have a CITIZENS arrest

  16. Tess

    September 6, 2023 at 6:19 pm

    Well you can’t fix stupid !

  17. LMB

    September 9, 2023 at 12:07 pm


  18. Kamikazecowboy

    October 3, 2023 at 7:57 am

    Speed bumps and targets of operitunity. They are idiots and deserves to be accidentally run over. Or tribal police needed to give them all a wood shampoo while prying theirnuseless bodies off the asphalt. Better yet drag the trailers they where attached to off the road and leave them there for a few days , but then fish and game might have a say in poisoning the buzzards and coyotes

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