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.