Pro-environment protests continue to speak out and the Trump Administration continues to turn a blind eye. After the March for Science last weekend, it’s now the turn for the Peoples Climate March to show the strength of the so-called “Resistance” during President Trump’s 100th day in office.
The main march will be held this Saturday in Washington D.C. but will be replicated all around the world, according to the organizers. They expect tens of thousands of attendees in D.C. and many more in the over 250 sister marches.
“After 100 days of this administration, it’s our time to show our resilience, to show that we’re still here, that we’re only getting stronger, that we’re multiplying and that we’re never giving up on justice, or on the people,” said Angela Adrar, executive director of the Climate Justice Alliance.
The D.C. March will see protestors fill the National Mall. It will begin near the Capitol, surround the White House then will close with a post-March rally and concert at the Washington Monument.
The March is a "response to widespread outrage against President Trump’s disastrous anti-climate agenda, as well as his attacks on healthcare, immigrants, and programs and policies that improve the lives of all Americans,” said the organizers in a press release.
The upcoming March will try to replicate the 2014 People’s Climate March in which over 400,000 protestors jammed the streets of New York City to urge the U.S. government and the United Nations to take action towards stopping climate change.
“We are a broad-based formation of over 50 organizations working with movements across the country to stop the Trump Administration’s and congress' attacks on our planet, people and communities,” said Paul Getsos, national coordinator of the People’s Climate Movement, “We demand an economy and government that works for all, clean air and water and a healthy environment.”
About the author: Mauricio Holguin is a Mexican journalism student currently at The Washington Center in D.C. He's been a staff writer at Shout! since January 2017.
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