NYPD officers arrest a Flood Wall Street participant in Lower Manhattan, Sep. 22, 2014. Hundreds marched through the financial district to call attention to capitalism's contribution to climate change, snarling traffic and risking arrest as they sought to block Wall Street. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
Today, hundreds gathered in New York City's financial district to protest climate change. Flood Wall Street demonstrators wore blue as a symbol of climate change-induced flooding, and marched in the financial district to “highlight the role of Wall Street in fueling the climate crisis,” organizers said.
Today's march follows Sunday's international day of action that drew more than 300,000 demonstrators to NYC streets in the largest single protest ever held over climate change.
NYPD won't release official arrest numbers yet, but Twitter coverage indicates arrests are under way, as some participants engage in planned peaceful civil disobedience.
From the Guardian:
The demonstration comes a day ahead of the United Nations climate summit and follows Sunday’s People’s Climate March – which saw what organizers estimated was 310,000 people marching in New York City, and tens of thousands of others in 150 countries across the world, demonstrating in an effort to put pressure on world leaders to act now to slow the damaging effects of climate change.
New York City police officers stand guard in front of the Charging Bull sculpture. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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