People’s Climate March: People take to the streets as Trump completes 100 days

Updated On Apr 30, 2017 04:28 PM IST

A sea of protesters swarmed in front of the White House on Saturday to voice displeasure with President Donald Trump's stance on the environment and demand that he rethink plans to reverse the climate change policies backed by his predecessor. The People's Climate March, the culmination of a string of Earth Week protests that began with last Saturday's March for Science, coincides with Trump's 100th day in office, the end of the traditional "honeymoon" period for a new president.

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Protesters dressed as the earth and U.S. President Donald Trump pretend to fight during the People’s Climate March near the White House in Washington, U.S. A sea of protesters swarmed in front of the White House to voice displeasure with President Donald Trump’s stance on the environment and demand that he rethink plans to reverse the climate change policies backed by his predecessor. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 30, 2017 04:28 PM IST

Protesters dressed as the earth and U.S. President Donald Trump pretend to fight during the People’s Climate March near the White House in Washington, U.S. A sea of protesters swarmed in front of the White House to voice displeasure with President Donald Trump’s stance on the environment and demand that he rethink plans to reverse the climate change policies backed by his predecessor. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters)

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Beth Phuxster of Denver, Colorado, dressed as Mother Nature, holds a sign during the march. The Peoples Climate March, the culmination of a string of Earth Week protests that began with last Saturday’s March for Science, coincides with Trump’s 100th day in office, the end of the traditional “honeymoon” period for a new president. (Jason Connolly/AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 30, 2017 04:28 PM IST

Beth Phuxster of Denver, Colorado, dressed as Mother Nature, holds a sign during the march. The Peoples Climate March, the culmination of a string of Earth Week protests that began with last Saturday’s March for Science, coincides with Trump’s 100th day in office, the end of the traditional “honeymoon” period for a new president. (Jason Connolly/AFP)

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As temperatures rose above 90 degrees Fahrenheit under hazy skies in the nation’s capital, tens of thousands of people marched from the grounds of the U.S. Capitol and passed the White House en route to the Washington Monument for a rally. (Joshua Lott/AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 30, 2017 04:28 PM IST

As temperatures rose above 90 degrees Fahrenheit under hazy skies in the nation’s capital, tens of thousands of people marched from the grounds of the U.S. Capitol and passed the White House en route to the Washington Monument for a rally. (Joshua Lott/AFP)

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A protester dressed as U.S. President Donald Trump. Many of the protesters carried signs with slogans such as ‘The seas are rising and so are we’ and ‘Don’t be a fossil fool.’ (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A protester dressed as U.S. President Donald Trump. Many of the protesters carried signs with slogans such as ‘The seas are rising and so are we’ and ‘Don’t be a fossil fool.’ (Joshua Roberts/Reuters)

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As the procession passed the Trump International Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue, marchers booed and chanted “shame.” (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) View Photos in a new improved layout
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As the procession passed the Trump International Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue, marchers booed and chanted “shame.” (Joshua Roberts/Reuters)

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“Enjoy the day, enjoy the weather,” Trump, speaking to reporters ahead of a rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania commemorating his 100th day in office said when asked what he would tell those rallying on climate change. (Mike Theiler /REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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“Enjoy the day, enjoy the weather,” Trump, speaking to reporters ahead of a rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania commemorating his 100th day in office said when asked what he would tell those rallying on climate change. (Mike Theiler /REUTERS)

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Jules Luna, (R), plays a tambourine while walking in the People's Climate March protest for the environment in the Wilmington neighborhood in Los Angeles, California. While a good-natured mood prevailed and there were no signs of violence, many demonstrators said they were angered by the prospect of Trump carrying through on his vow to roll back protections put in place by his predecessor, Democrat Barack Obama. (Andrew Cullen/REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 30, 2017 04:28 PM IST

Jules Luna, (R), plays a tambourine while walking in the People's Climate March protest for the environment in the Wilmington neighborhood in Los Angeles, California. While a good-natured mood prevailed and there were no signs of violence, many demonstrators said they were angered by the prospect of Trump carrying through on his vow to roll back protections put in place by his predecessor, Democrat Barack Obama. (Andrew Cullen/REUTERS)

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Demonstrators walk on the Pacific Coast highway. Trump’s administration is considering withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, which more than 190 countries including the United States signed in hopes of curbing global warming. (Andrew Cullen/REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Demonstrators walk on the Pacific Coast highway. Trump’s administration is considering withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, which more than 190 countries including the United States signed in hopes of curbing global warming. (Andrew Cullen/REUTERS)

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Environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speaks to the crowd during the People's Climate March protest for the environment in the Wilmington neighborhood in Los Angeles, California. Trump has also proposed deep cuts for the Environmental Protection Agency and the elimination of many environmental regulations. (Andrew Cullen/REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speaks to the crowd during the People's Climate March protest for the environment in the Wilmington neighborhood in Los Angeles, California. Trump has also proposed deep cuts for the Environmental Protection Agency and the elimination of many environmental regulations. (Andrew Cullen/REUTERS)

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Actor and activist Jane Fonda speaks to the crowd. In his campaign, Trump called climate change a hoax. Last month he kept a promise to the coal industry by undoing climate-change rules put in place by Obama. (Andrew Cullen/REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Actor and activist Jane Fonda speaks to the crowd. In his campaign, Trump called climate change a hoax. Last month he kept a promise to the coal industry by undoing climate-change rules put in place by Obama. (Andrew Cullen/REUTERS)

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The march was part of an effort to build support for candidates with strong environmental records in the run-up to next year’s midterm elections and the 2020 presidential race, organizers said. (Joshua Lott/AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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The march was part of an effort to build support for candidates with strong environmental records in the run-up to next year’s midterm elections and the 2020 presidential race, organizers said. (Joshua Lott/AFP)

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As a side theme, marchers will protest Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigrants and other issues he has championed. (Joshua Lott/AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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As a side theme, marchers will protest Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigrants and other issues he has championed. (Joshua Lott/AFP)

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Since Trump’s inauguration, there have been national protests focused on issues ranging from abortion rights to immigration and science policy. (Joshua Lott/AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Since Trump’s inauguration, there have been national protests focused on issues ranging from abortion rights to immigration and science policy. (Joshua Lott/AFP)

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Environmental activists believe public opinion is on their side. A Gallup poll this month showed 59 percent of Americans agreed environmental protection should take priority over increased U.S. energy production. (Jason Connolly/AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Environmental activists believe public opinion is on their side. A Gallup poll this month showed 59 percent of Americans agreed environmental protection should take priority over increased U.S. energy production. (Jason Connolly/AFP)

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A demonstrator wears a air filtering mask while participating in the People's Climate March. Dozens of “sister” marches are planned for other North America locales, from Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, to Dutch Harbor in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. (Jason Connolly/AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A demonstrator wears a air filtering mask while participating in the People's Climate March. Dozens of “sister” marches are planned for other North America locales, from Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, to Dutch Harbor in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. (Jason Connolly/AFP)

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Thousands of demonstrators gather at Civic Center Park during the People's Climate March. Overseas, about three dozen events range from a protest in Vienna to a tree-planting event in Zambia. (Jason Connolly/AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Thousands of demonstrators gather at Civic Center Park during the People's Climate March. Overseas, about three dozen events range from a protest in Vienna to a tree-planting event in Zambia. (Jason Connolly/AFP)

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US actor Leonardo DiCaprio (2nd L) marches with a group of indigenous people from North and South America. Hollywood stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Jane Fonda and Kerry Washington among others came out to support the Climate March protest and urged masses to do their bit to save the environment. (Jose Luis Magana/AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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US actor Leonardo DiCaprio (2nd L) marches with a group of indigenous people from North and South America. Hollywood stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Jane Fonda and Kerry Washington among others came out to support the Climate March protest and urged masses to do their bit to save the environment. (Jose Luis Magana/AFP)

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The march was joined by many socially-inclined Hollywood voices, who expressed their views on social media. (Jason Connolly/AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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The march was joined by many socially-inclined Hollywood voices, who expressed their views on social media. (Jason Connolly/AFP)

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Attendees gather for the Peoples Climate March, on the National Mall in Washington. DiCaprio, who is a climate change activist, took to Twitter where the actor said the Climate March has “inspired” him to hope for a better future. (Hilary Swift/NYT) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Attendees gather for the Peoples Climate March, on the National Mall in Washington. DiCaprio, who is a climate change activist, took to Twitter where the actor said the Climate March has “inspired” him to hope for a better future. (Hilary Swift/NYT)

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Meteorologist Lis Cohen of Denver, Colorado holds a sign while cheering on protesters at the People's Climate March on Denver oWhile actress Alyssa Milano shared a black-and-white picture of a forest and quoted Ansel Adams by writing, “It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.” (Marc Piscotty/AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Meteorologist Lis Cohen of Denver, Colorado holds a sign while cheering on protesters at the People's Climate March on Denver oWhile actress Alyssa Milano shared a black-and-white picture of a forest and quoted Ansel Adams by writing, “It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.” (Marc Piscotty/AFP)

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Men with cartoon suns wearing sunglasses on their backs stand with a "RESIST" sign as they await the start of a march by demonstrators down Pennsylvania Avenue. (Mike Theiler/REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Men with cartoon suns wearing sunglasses on their backs stand with a "RESIST" sign as they await the start of a march by demonstrators down Pennsylvania Avenue. (Mike Theiler/REUTERS)

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Protest marshals lock arms to stop traffic during "100 Days of Failure" protest and march, in New York. (Mary Altaffer/AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Protest marshals lock arms to stop traffic during "100 Days of Failure" protest and march, in New York. (Mary Altaffer/AP)

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A demonstrator wears a Donald Trump mask during a "100 Days of Failure" protest and march. (Mary Altaffer/AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A demonstrator wears a Donald Trump mask during a "100 Days of Failure" protest and march. (Mary Altaffer/AP)

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