It was a tiny march, but it was a powerful experience. We were very lucky to find a last-minute sister march in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Protestors from Holland, Curaçao, Boston, Los Angeles, Uruguay and New Orleans came out to unite with the global movement sparked by the Women’s March on Washington.
When asked “Why are you marching?” this is what some of the protestors had to say:
“What happens in the U.S. will have an influence on the whole world.”
“If the U.S. decides to back out of the Paris agreement, the whole world will suffer. Climate change involves all of us.”
“I can’t stand by as my government uses divisive rhetoric and misinformation to create an environment of fear and hate.”
“I couldn’t not do something.”
“Being here marching is going to make more of a difference than not marching.”
“Climate change is something I don’t think we can come back from.”
“I’m worried about all of the freedoms that are going to be lost.”
“I’m doing this for my grandchildren. They will inherit the world he is polluting.”
“I have nieces, and I want to leave them a safe legacy.”
“It is more powerful to be part of the ripple – to expand consciousness.”