UNIVERSAL CITY (CBSLA) – Protesters marked Earth Day by climbing the iconic globe outside of the entrance to Universal Studios Hollywood Monday.

Two people from a group called Extinction Rebellion LA were seen climbing up the globe at around 3 p.m.

Once they reached the top, the protesters reportedly glued themselves to the globe and began waving green flags with their group’s logo.

Fire crews and police responded to the theme park to retrieve the protesters from the sculpture.

Group members reportedly pulled the stunt in order to urge NBC Universal to take action against climate change.

“Earth Day demonstrations came to the property unannounced and we are working with law enforcement to have them peacefully removed,” a Universal Studios spokeswoman told City News Service.

A message on the Extinction Rebellion LA Twitter showed the groups planned to meet at the Universal/Studio City Metro station and to “bring clothes that can’t get stained.”

Another tweet came out after police had apprehended the protesters, telling the group’s followers to “support the Rebels when they are released.”

It was not immediately released if charges were pressed against the protesters.

(© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

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