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April 28, 2017

People's Climate March planned in Philadelphia Saturday

Philadelphia will join cities across the nation in the People's Climate March on Saturday, which will show "mass resistance against [President Donald Trump's] administration's attacks on communities and the environment," according to the event's organizers.

A main rally in Washington, D.C. is planned to draw tens of thousands. Notable speakers like Al Gore, Richard Branson and Leonardo DiCaprio are expected to speak at the march held in the nation's capital

"We will march in solidarity with the Climate March in Washington to demonstrate our power and resistance," the Philadelphia event's website reads. "We will bring attention to the climate crisis and to the related problems that affect our communities. We will send our message to the White House and to our leaders in Congress and we will demand action."

The People's Climate March in Philadelphia, which coincides with Trump's 100th day in office, will kick off at 1 p.m. at Dilworth Park, according to a news release.

Philly With Standing Rock, which resists the Dakota Access Pipeline, is a main organizer of the event.

More than 350 people are expected to attend the sister march, according to its Facebook page. The march's organizers are also raising money for the event through GoFundMe

A discussion panel is planned at First Unitarian Church at 21st and Chestnut streets at 4 p.m.

The People's Climate March comes just a week after thousands flocked to Philadelphia for the March for Science. 

Check out details for Saturday's march on the event's website here