This week in Photos: 30 images from the People's Climate March and Flood Wall St.

Exactly a week ago, history was made when the largest protest ever against climate change was held in New York City. While over 150 countries held their own actions, the New York event brought over 300,000 people, including Senators Bernie Sanders, Chuck Schumer, and Sheldon Whitehouse, Rep. Keith Ellison, actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo and more. Also marching were clergy, scientists, unions, community organizing groups, indigenous communities, as well as LGBT, economic justice, and environmentalist organizations, to name a few.


But that wasn't the only watershed (no pun intended) even from NYC this week. Monday, at #FloodWallSt, an estimated 3,000 people wearing blue flooded (parts of) Wall St, in order to "spark a national conversation about the role of corporate power in climate politics." As the website stated, "Wearing blue to represent the sea that surrounds us, we rise to the steps of the NY Stock Exchange at 12:00 pm, flooding the area with our bodies in a massive sit-in – a collective act of nonviolent civil disobedience – to confront the system that both causes and profits from the crisis that is threatening humanity." By the end of the day, 100 people had been arrested.

The People's Climate March preceded and the Flood Wall St. sit-in coincided with

Here are some images and videos of these important events, both of which mainstream media did its best to ignore.  

This shot of Central Park West gives a sense of how huge the march was and felt.

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Image via Working Families Party.

It wasn't just marching. There was music.

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There was dancing.

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image via Brad Johnson

There were celebrity selfies from Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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image via Facebook

and Sting

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image via Twitter

 and  & Oren Lyons of the Onondaga Nation

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image via Twitter

And Mark Ruffalo was there, obvs. Because it's a good cause. And he's Mark Ruffalo. 

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image via  Brad Johnson

People filled out signs that said I'm Marching for [blank]. Lots of people wrote in "my children and my children's children." This woman let her baby talk for itself.

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image via movement generation

This guy made sure to cover all of his bases.

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image via Rodrigo Jardon

at 12:58 PM, there was a moment of silence...

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image via Rodrigo Jardon

Which turned into a joyful cacophony as a wave of noise traveled through the crowd from the front to the back.

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image via Rodrigo Jardon

It was chilling and hard to describe. Luckily, I took a video.

 Let it never be said that the people didn't have fun...

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image via Rodrigo Jardon

Let it never be said that the people didn't have ... puns.

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image via Laura Shmishkiss

Really. Anyone who says that is just straight up lying.

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Image via Gene Yetter

There were clever twists of state slogans.

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image via Rodrigo Jardon

There were thought-provoking questions for evangelicals.

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image via Matthew Weinstein

There were young people.

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image via Rodrigo Jardon

There were clever young people.

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image via Zach D Roberts for DesmogBlog

There were ridiculously adorable young kids who spoke out in the name of Polar Bears. 

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image via People's Climate

And there were older people. And there was a young guy yawning and an older lady with a mohawk, a walker, and a leg brace who was fired up. And they proved Age Ain't Nothing but a Number.

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image via Rodrigo Jardon

There was even a kind of fairy woman, who the woman in the beret had no time for.

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image via Rodrigo Jardon

And we finally arrived at Time Square.

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image via Rodrigo Jardon

And the next day.. there was Flood Wall St. People gathered at 9AM at Battery Park. 

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image via Mona Caron

  The people brought their message to Wall Street. Literally.

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image via Mona Caron

And then they flooded Wall St.

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image via Mona Caron

And there were police and there was pepper Spray. 

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image via  Brad Johnson

And people were arrested, including people in wheelchairs.

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image via  Brad Johnson

 And Polar Bears were arrested.

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Image via Twitter

And history was made!