Hundreds rally in Richmond, urging action on climate change

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Hundreds of people have gathered in Richmond to take part in a wave of global protests demanding action on climate change.

Speakers at the rally Friday included children who spoke about fearing for their futures.

The crowd of about 200 people chanted, “Climate change is not a lie. Do not let our planet die.”

Violeta Sosa attended with her husband and infant son. “Being a mom, I am already fearing for his future,” she said as she gestured toward her baby, who was dressed as the Lorax, the Dr. Seuss character who “speaks for the trees.”

Dozens then marched to Dominion Energy, where they protested a natural gas pipeline the company is developing.

Dominion, which has committed to reducing its carbon emissions, says the pipeline is urgently needed.

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