50,000 people marched in Montreal demanding for climate action (PHOTOS)

Nov 12 2018, 1:16 pm

Tens of thousands of people marched in the streets of Montreal on Saturday as part of a movement called The Planet Goes to Parliament, calling on politicians to make the environment a priority.

The group has held five protests throughout the province this fall, and the crowds keep getting bigger. The protestors want to see action put into place on climate change.

The organization, called “The Pact“, is supported by more than 500 Quebec personalities and scientists, trying to collect one million signatures to force the government to revise its approach on climate-related issues.

“All together, we citizens across Quebec—from cities and towns, business and communities, beyond our political differences and in unity with Indigenous peoples—hereby express our firm desire to take the necessary actions to protect the world we live in and to move towards a low-carbon future,” says the website.

A number of Quebec politicians were on-hand to lend their support – including Environment Minister Isabelle Melancon, Marie-Chantal Chassé, Minister Christian Dubé, Interim Liberal Leader Pierre Arcand, Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante, and Quebec Solidaire co-spokesperson Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois.

Here are photos and the videos of the protest which began at Place des Festivals and ended at Jeanne-Mance Park.

 

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