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The People’s Climate Solidarity March downtown Minneapolis was a peaceful one, with hundreds of people showing support for the environment, climate research and more.
People gathered outside the Federal Courthouse for a rally on Saturday, during which various activists spoke about the importance of climate change and its effects on people worldwide.
The first rally lasted 45 minutes. The group left around 3:15 p.m., taking to the streets and following the mapped out route. More people joined the march as it continued toward the Stone Arch Bridge.
Before long, the group of hundreds turned into what seemed like thousands, snaking around Minneapolis streets, cheering and chanting.
“[Climate change] will affect everybody.”
With the chants, people held their signs high overheard, some reading “There is no planet B” and “I’m with her,” with arrows pointed toward a picture of the Earth.
The group made another stop near the US Bank Stadium, where more speakers shared their reasons for taking action and marching for climate change.
After that, the final stretch drew near. The group walked over the Stone Arch Bridge and emptied out at Father Hennepin Bluff Park for one last rally in solidarity of people around the world, who marched for science, climate change awareness, and divestment from fossil fuels, among other reasons.
“[Climate change] will affect everybody,” one speaker said during the first rally.