Children, parents, adults, students and grandparents joined forces and braved the cloudy weather Sunday afternoon to march for environmental awareness.
An estimated 200,000 to 250,000 people were in attendance, waving signs and flags, and wearing flamboyant costumes. The march began at 2 p.m. at the Place des Festivals and ended at Mount Royal Park where speeches were made.
The purpose of the march was to draw attention to the importance of environmental issues and show support for “green” initiatives and attitudes.
Many students and citizens bore the red felt square on their jackets and coats, which has come to represent the anti-tuition hike movement. The atmosphere was cheerful and despite the crowds, the march was very peaceful. Police were on the scene to ensure the event remained safe, but did not report any major incidents.