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The People's Climate March — in 26 Zany Photos

Huge egg-shaped Trump symbolizes Humpty Dumpty. Image Credit: Tyler O'Neil, PJ Media.

The People’s Climate March took place in the streets of the nation’s capital on Saturday, but the protest wasn’t just about climate. Protesters marched in the name of science and the environment, but they also marched for native Americans, the minimum wage, and more than anything against President Donald Trump.

PJ Media was on the scene with Facebook Live videos (which you can watch here and here), but we also got some photos of the most colorful people, signs, and costumes. Enjoy!

1. The front of the march.

Protesters gather in front of the Newseum in Washington, D.C. for the People’s Climate March. Image Credit: Tyler O’Neil, PJ Media.

Here’s what the front of the People’s Climate March looked like. Streets were shut down to accommodate the protest, which started right outside the Newseum in Washington, D.C. You can also see the U.S. Capitol in the background.

2. Trojan oil drum.

Protesters carry a “trojan oil drum” at the People’s Climate March. Image Credit: Tyler O’Neil, PJ Media.

Activists moved a “Trojan oil drum” on wheels toward the White House. A clever idea, but the whole “climate activists inside” really gives away the trick.

3. Make the Climate Great Again.

Trump-style slogan on a sign. Image Credit: Tyler O’Neil, PJ Media.

This Trump-style slogan appeared across the People’s Climate March, with variations like “Make the Planet Great Again” and “Make the Climate Great Again.” The twist on Trump’s slogan got a bit tiresome, but some of them were clever.

4. The giant globe.

A woman stands in front of a huge globe at the People’s Climate March. Image Credit: Tyler O’Neil, PJ Media.

Here is one of a few giant globes which made an appearance throughout the People’s Climate March.

5. Bill Nye quote.

People’s Climate March protester holds sign quoting Bill Nye. Image Credit: Tyler O’Neil, PJ Media.

Bill Nye “the science guy” (or perhaps “the vagina guy”) is still considered a celebrity among climate change activists, and his image came up throughout the People’s Climate March. This particular sign is rather impressive.

6. A tide is coming for Trump?

A protester holds a sign warning President Trump of a coming tide… Image Credit: Tyler O’Neil, PJ Media.

This young protester held a sign warning Trump that rising sea levels will “drown you out.” His sign is a great example of the anti-Trump sentiment that pervaded the march, even when the messages were not so closely focused on the environment.

7. Colorado loves renewables.

People’s Climate March activists from Colorado praise renewable energy. Image Credit: Tyler O’Neil, PJ Media.

These protesters came from Colorado to join the People’s Climate March, and proudly displayed their state flag on their sign promoting renewable energy. Unlike most signs at the march, theirs was positive.

8. Trumpty Dumpty.

Huge egg-shaped Trump symbolizes Humpty Dumpty. Image Credit: Tyler O’Neil, PJ Media.

One of the ingenious ways of presenting anti-Trump sentiment was this “Trumpty Dumpty” float/piñata/statue of Trump as an egg. Trump certainly is no Humpty Dumpty, but the activists suggested that his thin skin and “denial” of climate science justifies the comparison.

9. Stop the Trump agenda.

Elaborate protest sign at People’s Climate March. Image Credit: Tyler O’Neil, PJ Media.

This rather precarious collage of signs stood out, not just for its rickety nature, but for its strong anti-Trump message.

10. Give impeachment a chance!

People’s Climate March protester holds sign calling for Trump impeachment. Image Credit: Tyler O’Neil, PJ Media.

Yep. People are calling for Trump’s impeachment, after 100 days. To be fair, they were calling for his impeachment before he took office. What “high crime and misdemeanor” has the president committed? Why, not believing in climate change, of course!

11. Stop raping my mother.

People’s Climate March protester tells Trump to stop raping mother Earth. Image Credit: Tyler O’Neil, PJ Media.

This young female protester looks on as her fellow is interviewed. Her sign, “Stop Raping My Mother!” seems to apply to “mother Earth,” but she is also wearing a “Black Lives Matter” shirt, emphasizing the idea of “intersectionality” — that the “oppression” liberals oppose crosses over multiple issues. Throughout the People’s Climate March, protesters focused on many different issues.

Warning — the next sign is explicit.

12. The government is f**king my mother.

People’s Climate March protester holds explicit sign. Image Credit: Tyler O’Neil, PJ Media.

Again, mother Earth.

13. Climate super villains.

Self-identified public servant attacks “climate super villains.” Image Credit: Tyler O’Neil, PJ Media.

Government worker in D.C. wants to protest the president. Perhaps he’s even an EPA worker…

14. DINOSAURS!

Protesters at the People’s Climate March dressed as dinosaurs warn about extinction. Image Credit: Tyler O’Neil, PJ Media.

Just because a lot of people seriously, angrily, and wholeheartedly opposed Trump doesn’t mean other protesters couldn’t have some fun with it. Here are two people each dressed up as a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Some other signs said the dinosaurs thought they were fine, too — as though humans are headed for extinction.

15. Harry Potter.

People’s Climate March protesters hold Harry Potter-themed signs. Image Credit: Tyler O’Neil, PJ Media.

These young ladies also had some fun with the protest, making Harry Potter-themed signs.

16. Captain Planet.

People’s Climate March protesters hold Captain Planet-themed signs. Image Credit: Tyler O’Neil, PJ Media.

Here are some Captain Planet fans.

17. Rick and Morty.

People’s Climate March protester holds Rick and Morty-themed sign. Image Credit: Tyler O’Neil, PJ Media.

Fans of the television show Rick and Morty (2013-2017) will recognize Rick’s acerbic sense of humor. While not everyone who doubts the climate change “consensus” is a “corrupt piece of sh*t,” many environmental activists think they are.

18. … A union marching band?!

The People’s Climate March … has a marching band! Image Credit: Tyler O’Neil, PJ Media.

Yes, the People’s Climate March featured a marching band in hard hats. Were they union-sponsored?

19. Resist — Everything.

People’s Climate March opposes hate, racism, patriarchy, war, corporate rule, not climate change. Image Credit: Tyler O’Neil, PJ Media.

Again, some of us thought this was a climate march, but here’s a sign against hate, racism, patriarchy, war, and corporate rule. Perhaps “corporate rule” covers climate change, but the others? Totally unrelated.

Speaking of unrelated …

20. Colonialism.

Colonialism wagon at the People’s Climate March. Image Credit: Tyler O’Neil, PJ Media.

This display really stuck out — a covered wagon with the term “Colonialism,” with carbon dioxide fit into the name, shot through with the arrows of “progress,” like “feminize,” “language,” “culture,” “retribution,” and “sovereignty.” This was just one of many native American things at the march, however.

21. Native American chants.

Native Americans play drums and chant at People’s Climate March. Image Credit: Tyler O’Neil, PJ Media.

Native Americans or “indigenous people” chanted and played the drums toward the front of the People’s Climate March. Many of these protesters might have come from the Standing Rock protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline. That protest left huge amounts of trash and debris in its wake. So much for the environment…

22. Upside-down American flag.

An upside down American flag with a native American on it, in front of the First Amendment. Image Credit: Tyler O’Neil, PJ Media.

One of the most striking images from the protest was an American flag, purposefully waving upside-down as a protest to the U.S. mistreatment of native Americans throughout history.

This contrasted perfectly with the text of the First Amendment on the wall of the Newseum. Protesters have free speech rights to carry such flags, but the message of overthrowing the U.S. government also entails overthrowing rights Americans hold dear, like free speech itself.

23. Indigenous sovereignty.

People’s Climate March protesters hail native American sovereigny. Image Credit: Tyler O’Neil, PJ Media.

According to these protesters, native Americans will protect the environment, so tribes should have more sovereignty.

24. Trump golfing with the Earth.

A People’s Climate March protester dressed as Trump plays golf with the globe. Image Credit: Tyler O’Neil, PJ Media.

This protester had the ingenious idea to dress up as Trump and play golf — with the globe. Very fitting.

25. The pink flamingo.

Protester at People’s Climate March dressed as a pink flamingo. Image Credit: Tyler O’Neil, PJ Media.

This has got to be one of the most memorable protest costumes ever. The woman wearing it explained that the pink flamingo is an endangered species, so her costume was a protest against abusing the environment. But she was also dressed rather … scandalously. She said she was also protesting for feminism by dressing that way.

26. Pepsi: Save Kendall Jenner!

People’s Climate March protester holds mocking sign. Image Credit: Tyler O’Neil, PJ Media.

Some people had the most fun at the protest — like this attendee who hilariously referred to the controversial Pepsi ad featuring Kendall Jenner.

Which was your favorite? Let us know in the comments.