As the Climate March kicked off in the nation’s capital on April 29, Hollywood luminaries Leonardo DiCaprio, Jared Leto, Mark Ruffalo and numerous others showed their support for the movement.
DiCaprio marched alongside an indigenous rights group, carrying a sign saying, “Climate change is real.”
“Honored to join Indigenous leaders and native peoples as they fight for climate justice. Join me in standing with them. #ClimateMarch” tweeted DiCaprio.
Temperatures neared 90 degrees Saturday, well above the average high of 71 degrees for April 29, according to Weather.com.
Hundreds of sister marches were also planned across the country and around the world.
Coinciding with President Donald Trump’s 100th day in office, the protests are taking on the Trump’s environmental policies, which have generally prioritized economic growth over environmental concerns.
During those first 100 days, the Environmental Protection Agency has moved swiftly to roll back Obama-era regulations on fossil fuels while also facing significant planned budget cuts.
On Friday, the EPA removed most climate change information from its website, saying in a statement that the language was updated to “reflect the approach of new leadership.”
Here are some more reactions to the march and to the cause it represented.