The best signs from the climate march.

The Best Signs From the Larger Than Expected Climate March

The Best Signs From the Larger Than Expected Climate March

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April 29 2017 4:28 PM

The Best Signs From the Larger Than Expected Climate March

Leah Stein holds a sign while protesting at the People's Climate March on Denver on April 29, 2017 in Denver, Colorado.

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The sweltering heat didn't stop tens of thousands of demonstrators from gathering in Washington on Saturday for a People’s Climate March that demanded action on climate change. Hundreds of other marches took place across the country and the world on the day that marked President Trump's 100th day in office to object the way the White House has rolled back environmental protections. Several well-known climate activists took part in the march, including Leonardo DiCaprio and former vice president Al Gore.

The Sierra Club, which helped organize the march, said the protest demonstrated the strength of climate activists. “Donald Trump can try to stick his head in the sand when it comes to protecting our clean air and water all he wants, but that will never drown out the millions of voices across the country demanding action," Michael Brune, the Sierra Club’s executive director, said in a statement.


As has become the norm in these periodic protests that have come to define the Trump era, great signs were everywhere. Here are some of the best:

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Daniel Politi has been contributing to Slate since 2004 and wrote the Today’s Papers column from 2006 to 2009. Follow him on Twitter.