Climate change protesters march on Wall Street

September 22, 2014 11:18 PM

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Climate change protesters march on Wall Street

Today's demonstration, which organizers called "Flood Wall Street," drew an estimated 1,000 protesters. Starting in Battery Park along New York Harbor and proceeding up Broadway, the protesters stopped near the symbolic heart of Wall Street -- the famed "charging bull" statue -- to chant, wave signs and otherwise speak out against what they described as capitalism's role in climate change.

Activists said the goal of the event was to disrupt business in the financial district and put pressure on companies that profit from the sale of fossil fuels.

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