Thursday, 25 September 2014

Photos: Thousands Flood Wall Street to Fight Climate Change

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IN PHOTOS: Up to 400.000 people marched in New York to demand immediate action on climate change, as thousands more staged a sit-in near Wall Street.

Photos by Jenna Pope

This Sunday, hundreds of thousands of people marched in New York in the city’s largest social demonstration in over a decade and the biggest-ever mobilization on the issue of climate change.

On Monday, thousands more poured into Lower Manhattan for the #FloodWallStreet action, set to coincide with the start of an important climate summit at the UN headquarters in New York.

Protesters demanded immediate action by world leaders to halt man-made climate change and, especially on Monday, sought to highlight the close connection between capitalism and climate change - an issue that is discussed at length by Naomi Klein in her new book, This Changes Everything.

Scores of activists were arrested as the NYPD tried to forcefully remove hundreds of peaceful protesters - including a polar bear - from their sit-in around the bull of Wall Street. Photographer Jenna Pope was in New York to document both the People’s Climate March on Sunday and #FloodWallStreet.

Jenna Pope is an award-winning freelance photographer and social media strategist living in New York City. Follow her on Facebook or check out her website for more photos.

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