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Dozens of American teenagers occupied the office of the top Republican lawmaker on Thursday to protest against a looming government shutdown that they say will exacerbate the climate crisis.

The Sunrise Movement, a nationwide youth environmental campaign, said around 30 of its members flooded inside House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's office while over a hundred more crowded the hallway outside.

The group says 18 protesters were detained by police after refusing to disperse.

"Our generation is on the front lines of this crisis," said Ariela Lara, 17, a high school senior from the Bay Area in California.

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