With Mass Civil Disobedience, Young Activists March Against 'Broken System'

Roughly 1,000 young activists are marching through the streets of Washington, D.C. on Monday in what they hope will be the largest-ever planned civil disobedience action to demand racial, immigration, and climate justice reform for a “broken” political system.

Under the banner Our Generation, Our Choice, millenials from a range of grassroots advocacy organizations—including 350.org, Million Hoodies, Working Families, and the Fossil Fuel Student Divestment Network—blocked traffic and shut down intersections as they marched to the White House, risking arrest to “inspire urgency and courage from our elected leaders.”

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“What do we do when our communities are under attack? Stand up, fight back!” they chanted. “Injustice, we’ll stop it. People over profit!”

One contingent marched behind a sign that read, “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” Another laid down a blank mural banner in the middle of an intersection as demonstrators used colorful paint to write or draw out their vision for a just world.

At other times, they called out, “No borders, no nations, stop the deportations!”

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