(Mother Jones) -- Dogs, strollers, drums, hipsters, seniors, teachers, cops, scientists, politicians. Under a sticky New York fog, thousands of marchers—310,000, according to organizers' official estimates—streamed from Central Park, down Sixth Avenue, past Times Square and over to Manhattan's West Side. Passions were sky-high—and the dancing continued—even after the long walk.
Aside from the powerful message about climate change and fossil fuel dependence, fracking stood out as a key focal point of the march. Young people also dominated the crowd—teenagers sang and danced, tweeting and Facebooking all the way.
It's one of the biggest demonstrations we've ever seen, certainly since the anti-Iraq war protests. It was peaceful, vibrant and creative. Organizers are claiming it's the biggest in the last decade in New York City.
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