Global Climate March 2015: Millions Take to Streets for Our Future

by Common Dreams staff –

Millions expected to take to streets ahead of COP21 – the Paris climate summit

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Millions of people are joining in one of the biggest global days of climate change activism ever on Sunday, at more than 2,500 events all around the globe, using people power to put pressure on world leaders to unite in fighting global warming at the COP21 summit opening in Paris on Monday.

Over 20,000 pairs of shoes were laid out in the Place de la Republique in Paris to symbolize absent marchers after France banned Sunday’s march that was meant to be at the heart of the global action.

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In Sydney, Australia over 45,000 people marched through the central business district towards the Opera House. Sydney’s Lord Mayor Clover Moore, who tweeted it was the largest climate march ever held in the harbor city.

Clover Moore

 @CloverMoore

I’ve just been told by organisers there were at least 45,000 people, making it the biggest climate march ever in Sydney #PeoplesClimate

Over 20,000 marched in the Spanish capital of Madrid.

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 Greenpeace España

@greenpeace_esp

20.000 personas han pedido hoy en Madrid a líderes mundiales q salven el clima http://www.heroesporelclima.org  #ClimateMarch

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