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People's Climate March Pushes Back Against Trump Agenda (Multimedia)

Scroll to the bottom of this page for multimedia updates from Saturday’s march.

3:04 p.m. PDT: Musical performances continue in the Washington Mall, but speeches have concluded, Clara Romeo reports. According to The Washington Post, tens of thousands turned out to march for climate justice, despite the day’s soaring temperatures. In the multimedia Evrybit story at the bottom of this page, catch up on events from the early stages of the march to the impassioned speeches and the demonstrations of political art.

1:23 p.m. PDT: The People’s Climate March in Washington, D.C., has now settled in the Washington Mall, and speakers and performers are taking the stage.

11:29 a.m. PDT: Truthdig correspondent Clara Romeo streams live footage from outside the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., at the People’s Climate March:

10:25 a.m. PDT: Romeo provides a glimpse of the burgeoning march:

Earlier: Since Donald Trump took office, it is starting to seem as though protesters are taking to the streets every other weekend. But as organizers of Saturday’s worldwide People’s Climate March note online, the People’s Climate Movement has been gathering momentum for years. Its first march was in 2014, and the event has since grown. Now, with Trump in office, organizers believe it is more important than ever to demand action on climate change.

“In the context of the Trump Administration’s climate change denying and a Congress controlled by the right-wing it is clear we all must both protect the gains made in recent years, even if those have been limited gains, while we articulate and demand initiatives to move our nation to a new, clean energy economy,” the organization’s website states. “Pushing back against the Trump agenda and at the same time pushing forward on our vision of a clean, safe world where the rights of all people are protected and expanded means we all must work together.”

Thousands are expected to turn out at marches nationwide. Truthdig is covering the main march in Washington, D.C. Follow along via the Evrybit story below, and keep an eye on Truthdig’s Facebook page for footage from the field.

—Posted by Emma Niles

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