- Associated Press - Saturday, April 29, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Thousands of people have gathered in sweltering heat in the nation’s capital to demand more action to fight climate change and protect the environment.

Saturday’s demonstration in Washington coincided with similar protests around the country in what is being called the People’s Climate March.

Demonstrators in Washington started their march near the Capitol and slowly made their way to the White House.

The protests coincide with President Donald Trump’s 100th day in office and take aim at his environmental policies.

On Friday, a federal appeals court postponed a ruling on lawsuits challenging provisions of former President Barack Obama’s plan to reduce emissions from power plants.

The Environmental Protection Agency sought to put the legal fight on hold after Trump signed an executive order to roll back the plan.

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