Article by Annie Lane / Photos by Doug Porter
Trump’s 100th day in office wouldn’t be complete without the persistent reminder of just how much the man is disliked, his harmful policies hated and his illegitimacy not even close to being forgotten. It came in the form of the third annual People’s Climate March.
San Diego Police estimate about 5,000 (unpaid) protesters marched in solidarity with tens of thousands nationwide.
The People’s Climate March is an outlet for environmentalists to express their outrage over the rollback of safeguard policies by the current administration. It holds even more significance given the EPA removed most of the information surrounding climate change from its website just yesterday. A visit to their site will give this brief explanation:
Thank you for your interest in this topic. We are currently updating our website to reflect EPA’s priorities under the leadership of President Trump and Administrator Pruitt. If you’re looking for an archived version of this page, you can find it on the January 19 snapshot.
Like all things the Trump Administration has attempted over the last 100 days, this most recent attempt to whitewash years of scientific research was met with immediate, unfaltering resistance.
“Let’s not say it’s the hundredth day of Trump,” said state Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher to a large crowd at the Waterfront Park in downtown San Diego. “It’s the hundredth day of resistance, and it’s not going to stop.”
Based on the energy of the marchers despite the heat, the ever-creative signs and the fervor of some of the chants, it’s safe to say Gonzalez Fletcher is right.