25 Jul '16, 8am

Climate activists make noise in Philly ahead of Democratic convention

PHILADELPHIA — While the Democratic Party was prepping its convention hall on Sunday, environmental activists tried to draw attention to the streets and their ongoing war against fossil fuel extraction. The day before the Democratic National Convention kicks off here, several thousand activists from Pennsylvania and surrounding states endured sweltering heat and humidity for nearly four hours to call for a shift to renewable energy. They gathered in front of Philadelphia’s City Hall, an enormous baroque revival stone building, for a press conference and an interfaith ceremony. They then marched down Market Street, one of Philly’s main thoroughfares, and congregated in the plaza in front of Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed. The March for a Clean Energy Revolution was primarily sponsored by Food and Water Watch, an advocacy group that focus...

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