Thousands Descend on Washington for Climate Change March
Washington – Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Washington D.C. on Saturday for the People’s Climate March, calling for climate action on President Donald Trump’s 100th day in office.
More than 150,000 people joined the march in Washington, according to organizers, who said that the crowd size exceeded their expectations.
“We’re blown away by the numbers,” People’s Climate Movement national coordinator Paul Getsos said in a statement.
The event aims to pressure leaders to act on climate change while creating family-sustaining jobs, investing in front-line and indigenous communities and protecting workers who would be affected by the transition to a clean, renewable energy economy.
Although the march is anchored in the U.S. capital, there were hundreds of sister marches happening in cities across the country and around the globe, including Geneva, Amsterdam and Lisbon.