Mid-Missourians share experiences from People's Climate March
NEW YORK NEW YORK - Several mid-Missourians participated in the People's Climate March in New York City Sunday.
According to the event's Twitter feed, the march drew a crowd of more than 400,000.
Carolyn Amparan said stopping the use of fossil fuels was a top concern for Missourians attending the event.
"I would hope to see the U.S. take a stronger leadership position on climate change and to sign on to an agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions," Amparan said.
Amparan was one of several mid-Missouri residents to caravan to New York in a 34-hour bus ride that began Friday night.
She and Kelsey Wingo, of MU Energy Action, agreed to tweet details at KOMU 8 News, but spotty cell service keep their post numbers low.
The amount of humans and phones being used caused super slow phone service! We apologize! The march was INCREDIBLE!!!! #PeoplesClimate— MU Energy Action (@MUEnergyAction) September 21, 2014
Amparan said it took six hours for her group to finish the march.
She sent KOMU 8 News the photos below via email.
[Editor's note: Kevin Allen contributed to the reporting of this story.]