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Thousands of pairs of shoes in the Place de la Republique in Paris on Sunday, November 29, 2015. The shoes represent climate campaigners who were banned from marching. The planned Paris climate rally was canceled when France declared a state of emergency after the Nov. 13 attacks in the city. (Eric Gaillard/Reuters)

People's Global Climate March 2015: Taking to the Streets for Our Future

Millions expected to take to streets ahead of COP21 - the Paris climate summit

Common Dreams staff

On the biggest day of climate change activism ever seen worldwide, millions of of people are joining in on Sunday, at more than 2,500 events all around the globe, using people power to put pressure on world leaders to unite in fighting global warming at the COP21 summit opening in Paris on Monday.

Over 20,000 pairs of shoes were laid out in the Place de la Republique in Paris to symbolize absent marchers after France banned Sunday's march that was meant to be at the heart of the global action.

To find a Climate March event near you, click here for 350.org's list or here for Avaaz's list.

An estimated 50,000 people took part in a march in central London, where opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn addressed crowds.

 

 

In Sydney, Australia over 45,000 people marched through the central business district towards the Opera House. Sydney's Lord Mayor Clover Moore, who tweeted it was the largest climate march ever held in the harbor city.

 

Over 20,000 marched in the Spanish capital of Madrid.

 

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