Climate marchers will not be denied

BAR HARBOR — More than 500 people turned out for the Climate March here on Saturday afternoon.

Folks gathered on the Village Green at 1 p.m. and then paraded down Mount Desert Street, to High Street, down Cottage Street and then on Main Street to the town pier where they formed a circle of silence before heading back to the Village Green to hear speeches from people representing a variety of local environmental organizations.

Participants ranged in age from infants to octogenarians, from those on bicycles to those using walkers and crutches. Many carried hand-made signs urging the Trump Administration not to roll back environmental regulations or take other actions that will exacerbate climate change.

The event was sponsored by A Climate to Thrive, College of the Atlantic, Friends of Acadia and Indivisible MDI.

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Earl Brechlin

Earl Brechlin

Editor at Mount Desert Islander
Former Islander editor Earl Brechlin first discovered Mount Desert Island 35 years ago and never left. The author of seven guide and casual history books, he is a Registered Maine Guide and has served as president of the Maine and New England Press Associations. He and his wife live in Bar Harbor.
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