x

Using art, testimony from Los Angelenos on the front lines of LA’s urban oil drilling operations (the largest in the U.S.), live music and the inspiration of climate change activist heavy weights – Bill McKibben of 350.0rg and Tom Steyer, founder of NextGen Climate – approximately 2,000 people chanted in the streets in downtown Los Angeles, Saturday, May 14th.

Their message: Enough is enough with the barely-regulated fossil fuel drilling and polluted air and water that Californians are living with. It’s time for real climate change leadership and putting the welfare of the people before oil profits.

The Break Free LA crowd from the steps of city hall. (Photo Credit: Belinda Waymouth)

The Break Free LA crowd from the steps of city hall. (Photo Credit: Belinda Waymouth)

Photo Credit: Belinda Waymouth

Photo Credit: Belinda Waymouth

Antonique Smith, Grammy-nominated singer and performer, sining “Here Comes the Sun." (Photo Credit: Belinda Waymouth)

Antonique Smith, Grammy-nominated singer and performer, sining “Here Comes the Sun.” (Photo Credit: Belinda Waymouth)

Tom Steyer, founder of NextGen Climate. (Photo Credit: Belinda Waymouth)

Tom Steyer, founder of NextGen Climate. (Photo Credit: Belinda Waymouth)

Photo Credit: Belinda Waymouth

Photo Credit: Belinda Waymouth

Photo Credit: Belinda Waymouth

Photo Credit: Belinda Waymouth

Photo Credit: Belinda Waymouth

Photo Credit: Belinda Waymouth

Photo Credit: Belinda Waymouth

Photo Credit: Belinda Waymouth

Break Free LA demonstrators. (Photo Credit: Belinda Waymouth)

Break Free LA demonstrators. (Photo Credit: Belinda Waymouth)

Photo Credit: Belinda Waymouth

Photo Credit: Belinda Waymouth

Photo Credit: Belinda Waymouth

Photo Credit: Belinda Waymouth

Belinda Waymouth with 350.org founder, Bill McKibben.

Belinda Waymouth with 350.org founder, Bill McKibben.

Print Friendly

Leave a Reply

ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS
FROM THE FRONT LINES

#KnowYourPlanet

Get the top stories from Planet Experts — right to your inbox every week.

Send this to a friend