Sunday, April 30, 2017

750 Protesters at Duluth Climate March

About 750 people participated in the Duluth People’s Climate March on April 29. The event was held in solidarity with a national climate protest in Washington D.C. Duluth’s protest was part of an estimated 250 local solidarity actions around the country calling for the government to adopt policies that seriously grapple with the threat of climate change.

The Duluth march and rally has endorses by a large number of local groups, but was spearheaded by the local Sierra Club, and the Minnesota Interfaith Light & Power. It began with a brief rally at Leif Erickson Park. From there protesters marched along the Lakewalk, alongside Lake Superior. The event culminated with a large rally at the Lakeplace Park, near Canal Park.

A special thank you to all of the organizers of this event, the speakers, marshals and volunteers who made this event possible.

This protest comes on the heels of last weekends March for Science in Duluth that drew 1500 people, and the local Woman’s march in January that had over 2000 people. This massive increase in protesting is part of a national campaign of resistance against the reactionary policies being pushed by our national government.

>> The photos above were taken by Heather Bradford. The article is by Adam Ritscher.

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