Climate activists march in New York calling on Biden to stop fossil fuels – live
Tens of thousands of people in New York City have kicked off a week of demonstrations seeking to end the use of coal, oil and natural gas blamed for climate change.
“This is an incredible moment,” said Jean Su of Center for Biological Diversity, who helped organize the mobilization.
“Tens of thousands of people are marching in the streets of New York because they want climate action, and they understand Biden’s expansion of fossil fuels is squandering our last chance to avoid climate catastrophe,” Su said.
She said the action was the largest climate protest in the US since the start of the pandemic, with organizers estimating around 75,000 protestors taking to the streets in New York City.
“This also shows the tremendous grit and fight of the people, especially youth and communities living at the front lines of fossil fuel violence, to fight back and demand change for the future they have every right to lead,” she said.
In addition to celebrities and lawmakers, kids from across the country…