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New York City Witnesses Largest Climate March in History

New York, September 22 (RHC)-- More than 400,000 people marched in the streets of New York City to express their concerns about what they call a lack of response by authorities to climate crisis. The rally dubbed as People's Climate March was described as the largest recorded demonstration organized by some 1,500 organizations.

The demonstrators said they raised their voice in order to highlight the need for environmental justice and a clean economy. "We said it would take everyone to change everything -- and everyone showed up," said Eddie Bautista, Executive Director of the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance.

The organizers had said the rally was aimed at drawing global attention towards "the ravages of climate change." The director of the Environmental Justice Alliance said: "With our future on the line and the whole world watching, we'll take a stand to bend the course of history. We'll take to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities."

The march was held as world leaders are arriving in New York City for a UN summit over the climate crisis that begins tomorrow. More than 2,000 other similar events were held in other cities around the globe over the weekend.

Edited by Ivan Martínez
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