Mid-Missourians share experiences from People's Climate March

4 years 4 months 2 days ago Monday, September 22 2014 Sep 22, 2014 Monday, September 22, 2014 1:26:00 PM CDT September 22, 2014 in News
By: Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer and Kaitlin Rounds, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

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.

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.]

 

 

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