“The levels are rising and so are we.”
Thousands of people took to New York City streets Friday to help fight climate change, joining worldwide demonstrations ahead of a U.N. summit. Public schools throughout the city even let kids skip class to join the cause.
With home-made signs, some which read “The Earth. Is. Not. Expendable (Period),” “¡PUERTO RICO SE LEVANTA!” and “WE ARE MISSING OUR LESSONS SO WE CAN YEACH YOU ONE,” the enthusiastic crowd flooded the Big Apple in hopes of having their message heard.
The sea of young people, including Swedish activist Greta Thurnberg and two of the 21 young plaintiffs who filed a constitutional climate lawsuit against the U.S. government, among other climate activists, took over the streets, assembling at Foley Square to march to Battery Park for a rally.
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