NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — Climate change protests will continue on Tuesday, this time targeting Bank of America.
Critics say the bank is the third largest financier of fossil fuels.
The protest will be held at the Bank of America Tower in Bryant Park at 10 a.m.
More than a hundred people were arrested Monday during climate change demonstrations and protests on Wall Street.
A total of 114 protesters were arrested and detained in Lower Manhattan. Most are expected to be processed and released.
Protesters first gathered in Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan before marching to targeted locations in the Financial District. Some tried to make their way to the New York Stock Exchange but were stopped by police on the way.
Those arrested were charged with civil disobedience.
Despite the arrests, the group pledged to take more action at this week’s United Nations General Assembly.
“This is our last resort,” said Alice Nascimento of New York Communities for Change. “We’re bringing the crisis to their doorstep, that’s what it looks like.”
The protesters aimed to demand an end to fossil fuel financing outside the largest financial institutions and the New York Stock Exchange.
Tens of thousands of protesters marched to the Upper East Side on Sunday, chanting that the future and their lives depended on an end to fossil fuels.
The March to End Fossil Fuels features Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and actors Susan Sarandon and Ethan Hawke , Edward Norton, Kyra Sedgewick and Kevin Bacon. But the real action on Broadway came as protesters gathered in the streets, praying for a better but less popular future. It’s the kick-off to Climate Week in New York, where the world’s leaders in business, politics and the arts are coming together to try to save the planet, a point underlined by a new special United Nations summit on Wednesday.
Organizers estimated that 75,000 people would march on Sunday.
Dana Fisher explained what the protesters hope to achieve on the 10 Eyewitness News morning show:
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