On Sunday September 21, 2014, BC students jumped on busses or into car-pools with activists from across Boston and headed down to NYC for the largest protest ever to demand global action on mitigating climate change.
At the protest we lined up along the west side of Central Park to prepare for the march, amongst a crowd that turned out to be 10x larger than the NYPD predicted: a solid 300,000+ protestors. There was music, chanting, singing, dancing, and all sorts of creative signs, flags and floats calling on our world leaders for action on climate change. Around mid-afternoon the march came to a halt because our numbers had completely filled the 2.2 mile march route… guess we’ll need a longer route next time!
At 12:58 pm everyone took part in a moment of silence, followed by a cheer crying out for action we all came to demand. I took the video below of this powerful moment:
To read more about the march, check out the articles written by NY Times, BBC, and CNN. (On Sunday evening these were the cover stories on the NY Times and BBC websites).
Taking a Call for Climate Change to the Streets – NY Times
Climate change: Thousands march across the UK – BBC
Marchers sound urgent call for climate change action ahead of U.N. summit – CNN
Here are some photos from the march in NYC: