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Chicago activists rally and protest for Earth Day

by Farahnaz Mohammed
April 24, 2014


Farah Mohammed / MEDILL

A protester holds up a sign at the rally downtown.

A group of protesters from different political and activist groups from across the Chicago area gathered on Randolph Street for a rally and march to commemorate Earth Day and protest practices that harm the environment. 

They called themselves the Global Climate Convergence and represented groups that included Tar Sands

Free Midwest, Rising Tide Chicago,System Change Not Climate Change; Frack Free Illinois, World Can’t Wait, Eco-Justice Collaborative, Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands, the Organic Consumer Association, and the Illinois Green Party.