Three Waco Friends of Peace/Climate members traveled to Washington, D.C., to join 200,000 others at the People’s Climate March on April 29, 2017. The march began near the Capitol Mall, encircled the White House, and finished with a rally at the Washington Memorial. The temperature was over 90°, one of hottest on record for that day of the year in DC.
The event included many diverse marching groups: scientists, faith organizations, climate groups, frontline communities, water protectors, immigrants, LGBT activists, labor organizations, government workers, kids, elderly people, peace groups, medical workers, renewable energy organizations, anti-nuclear groups, and many others. The rally was led by Native Americans, and the speakers were largely people of color and representatives of frontline communities.
Anti-Trump fervor was powerful thru ought the huge crowd.
At the end of the march, all signs were used to create a climate message read from an overhead balloon.
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