Thanks to all people who joined us for a march in the sun at Manchester’s People’s Climate March.
Organisers estimate that around 1000 people joined in the city’s demonstration, swelling the numbers of – easily- the largest mobilisation across the world on climate change: 2800 events in 166 countries with over 675,000 taking to the streets world-wide.
The Manchester march began at Piccadilly Gardens and ended with a lobby of the Labour Party – potentially the party of government in as little as eight months – calling on them to oppose fracking and create One Million Climate Jobs.
The event came one day after the launch of the latest edition of the One Million Climate Jobs report http://www.climate-change-jobs.org/ .
The ‘Kirklees bloc’ – including five children and a dog – were a lively bunch, adding chants and singing to the event!
You can read coverage of the speeches and see more photos on: http://frackfreegtrmanchester.org.uk/press-release-over-a-thousand-people-at-manchester-peoples-climate-march/
You can read about the People’s Climate March, see pictures and watch a three hour no-longer-live stream of the New York march on:
The Climate Coalition’s summary of the London march is here: http://www.theclimatecoalition.org/ClimateMarch
There are masses of media coverage. Here’s a page to get you started: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2014/sep/21/peoples-climate-march-in-new-york-in-pictures