200,000 WASHINGTON CLIMATE MARCHERS TO TRUMP — RESISTANCE IS HERE TO STAY, WELCOME TO YOUR 100TH DAY

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29 april 2017

[4C Note: The New York Times headline mentions "thousands", while the article refers to "tens of thousands." Other accounts speak of 200,000, a fine turnout in 90.f heat, and after huge marches for women and science. The NYT also doesn't mention the dozens of April 29 People's Climate Marches in cities in Europe and the rest of theworld. ]

Climate March Draws Thousands of Protesters Alarmed by Trump’s Environmental Agenda

By NICHOLAS FANDOS, The New York Times, APRIL 29, 2017

WASHINGTON — Tens of thousands of demonstrators, alarmed at what they see as a dangerous assault on the environment by the Trump administration, poured into the streets here on Saturday to sound warnings both planetary and political about the Earth’s warming climate.

Starting at the foot of the Capitol, the protesters marched to the White House, surrounding the mansion while President Trump was inside on his 100th day in office. Once there, the demonstrators let out a collective roar, meant to symbolically drown out the voices of the administration’s climate change deniers.

The protesters, who had gathered for the latest in what has become near-weekly demonstrations of varying stripes against the president, then offered a chant: “Resistance is here to stay, welcome to your 100th day.”

Billed as the Peoples Climate March, the demonstration here in Washington, and hundreds of smaller events like it across the country, had long been planned to mark the 100th day of the new president’s term. What organizers did not know, at least initially, was that that president would be Mr. Trump.

His administration has gone on to begin rolling back his predecessor’s most ambitious environmental measures, renewing fears that government inaction will send the world headlong into an era of rising seas and violent weather.

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