These Climate Change March Photos Show Why It Was The Best Way To Spend This Saturday
Saturday, April 29 is a busy day in politics. It marks Donald Trump's 100th day in office, and The White House Correspondents' Dinner will be held without him — making Trump the first president to skip the event since Ronald Reagan (who was recovering from an assassination attempt).
But another major event took place in Washington, D.C. and all over the country. Environmental activists took to the streets for The Climate Change March, which was organized to protest Trump's frightening environmental policies and refusal to acknowledge that global warming is a very real and pressing issue.
Fittingly, the temperature hit 90 degrees in D.C. on Saturday — well above the average high of 71 for April 29. Much like the Women's March, sister marches were held all over the country and world.
People marched in Boston, Denver, New York, Seattle, Chicago, Amsterdam, London, and beyond — and the photos show that environmental activists are determined to hold Trump accountable for problematic stances when it comes to the environment and climate change.
Environmentalists from near and far participated in Boston's march.
Traverse City, Michigan
Climate Change Marches weren't just held in big cities — they took place all over the country.
Protestors in Denver braved the snow.
Angelenos were out in full force — with amazing signs, natch.
Chicago residents headed straight for Trump Tower.
The night before tens of thousands of people marched for the cause, the Environmental Protection Agency removed climate change from its website entirely. The EPA is currently headed up by Scott Pruitt, who has stated that carbon dioxide doesn't cause global warming. The administration's actions leading up to the marches only serve to prove just why they were so important and necessary.
#TheResistance hasn't shown any signs of slowing down. Regardless of the temperatures, people will continue to flood the streets to protest Trump's many distressing policies.
Citations: Trump: I won't attend White House correspondents' dinner (The Hill), Climate protest takes on Trump's policies -- and the heat -- in DC march (CNN), EPA wipes its climate change site as protesters march in Washington (Yahoo! News)