Climate Activists March in Downtown Chicago as Part of Nationwide Demonstration


Activists took part in demonstrations in Chicago and other major cities across the world on Monday to demand action on climate change.

The coordinated worldwide protests were organized by demostrators affiliated with the Extinction Rebellion movement. Members of other environmental groups also joined in the protests.

Crowds of protesters marched from Trump Tower and headed down State Street on their way to City Hall chanting, “What do we want? Climate justice. When do we want it now?!” 

Demostrators called on Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker to pass the Clean Energy Jobs Act, and shared support for a Green New Deal on a national level. 

Protesters were expected to occupy City Hall on Monday evening as part of a “die-in” to call for change. 

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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