September 22, 2014
Those numbers far exceeded expectations and forced organizers to ask marchers to break off from the march early because their numbers were overwhelming the capacity of the march route.
In addition, some marchers streamed down Manhattan streets that were not part of the designated route.
The NYC event – labeled “The People’s Climate March” – was part of a global mobilization that involved:
1,574 partner organizations
2,097,372 people around the world signing a petition demanding bold action on climate change
550 busloads of marchers from nearly all 50 U.S. states for the NYC event
and some smiles from CLF