Climate protestors across 54 countries took to the streets ahead of a prominent climate summit and United Nations meetings in New York this week.
An estimated 75,000 demonstrators took over midtown Manhattan on Sunday, demanding an end to fossil fuels and urging President Joe Biden to stop approving new oil and gas projects and to declare a climate emergency.
“What [Biden] needs to do to earn youth votes and win the 2024 election is to end fossil fuels,” said Emma Bruretta, a young climate activist who marched in the NYC protests.
The March to End Fossil Fuels featured appearances by actors Susan Sarandon, Ethan Hawke, Edward Norton, Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon, as well as politician Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who spoke passionately to a large and cheering crowd.
“We are all here for the same purpose, to protect the planet, the people and make sure that we end fossil fuels …