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Climate March brings people from diverse communities to NYC

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The March to end fossil fuels was held on September 17th, 2023 from 1 PM to 4:30 PM at 56th Street and Broadway. The rally was 1.5 miles long. The march was led by people from all walks of life, from all generations to diverse groups irrespective of race, gender, nationality, age, and sexuality.

The protesters were determined to call on Biden to stop funding fossil fuels and bring an end to this climate emergency; and flag up the world leaders just days before the UN’s first Climate Ambition Summit in New York. The streets of NYC were filled with crowds holding up flags and placards with the extinction symbol and slogans on Climate Emergency. Various students of Marymount Manhattan College were also a part of the march.

A MMC student who participated in the march, Noah Brown, 21 said “As a student, I feel like it’s important to get involved in these types of movements. Revolutions have a history of starting on campuses. If our generation doesn’t get out there now and fight for our future, there may be no future left to fight for at all.“

A Brooklyn-based artist, Ellen Driscoll, 70 said “I think that the climate emergency is urgent and people are dying from it. The flood in Libya was a human disaster. The forest fire in Canada over the summer had brought the smoke to NYC. Climate change has arrived here in NYC; I was here for Hurricane Ida, when the subways flooded and people who lived in basement apartments couldn’t get out and drowned in their apartments. Forest fires, floods, droughts, and melting of glaciers is a serious emergency and we’ve run out of time.”

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Neelima KS, Staff Writer
Neelima is an aspiring journalist who is currently pursuing her undergraduate at Marymount Manhattan College. She is double majoring in Digital Journalism and Politics and Human rights and a minor in law and ethics. She is a staff writer for the Monitor who is passionate about covering news stories related to Climate Change, Politics and local issues.

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