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09/22/2014 02:38 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

EU Solidarity Demonstrations Kick Off the NY Climate March

September 20, 2014 Brussels

Over three thousand environmental protestors marched on the capital of Europe at 10:30 Brussels time in the rain. They shouted slogans like, "This is what democracy looks like," in a show of solidarity with the New York Climate March later in the day, to send a message to leaders meeting at Tuesday's upcoming UN Climate Summit.

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Shouting, "What solution? Revolution," protestors started in front of Brussels' Palais de Justice and marched to Sablon to the beat of drums and brass band music.

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This is expected to be the biggest mobilization in history against climate change, with an aim to convince leaders to reduce emissions.

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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon joined the New York People's March, in an exceptional display to exhort heads of state to back an ambitious global agreement to reduce pollution causing climate change.

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Demonstrations are taking place around the world, in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Stockholm, New Delhi, Rome, Madrid, Melbourne, Rio de Janeiro, to name a few. More than 2700 demonstrations are planned in 158 countries for a historic show of strength from the environmental movement.

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