Hundreds of marches are planned across the country in solidarity with the People's Climate March on Saturday in Washington, D.C., one of which is in San Diego. Although the march is anchored in the USA capital, there were hundreds of sister marches happening in cities across the country and around the globe, including Geneva, Amsterdam and Lisbon.
People of all ages, in significant numbers, anxious about the well-being of the planet and the policies of President Donald Trump, held a climate march that filled Pennsylvania Avenue.
"The real decisions are made in this country in elections, and we have now a president and a House and a Senate that are determined to pursue a pro-energy agenda", he said by telephone.
Ruth Marchetti was marching with the Catholic Family Center and said climate issues are societal problems just as much as they are environmental. But unlike the March for Science, this weekend's People's Climate March will be overtly political and put a sharp focus on climate change and justice.
President Donald Trump will use his 100th day in office to make a return to the campaign trail, holding an evening rally in the Pennsylvania state capital of Harrisburg, taking his message of change back to the familiar crowds of the 2016 race for the White House. "We want this date to be remembered not just as Trump's 100th day in office but also as the day we filled the streets with support for climate action, public health and environmental justice that no one can ignore". "We rise", a slogan for the event reads.
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It all adds up to a big contrast with the original People's Climate March in 2014.
The group marched from City Hall to Washington Square Park in downtown Rochester.
Barbara Ley, a UD professor in the Department of Communication and Women and Gender Studies and supervisor of the survey, said UD did not conduct a study on the People's Climate March, but she thinks The March for Science could have helped fuel interest in the event.
On Facebook, about 12,000 people RSVP'd they would attend the event in Washington.
Leonardo DiCaprio marches with a group of indigenous people from North and South America during the People's Climate March Saturday in Washington, D.C.