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A worldwide effort demanding action on climate change has reached Washington, D.C. In Malcolm X Park, Reverend Lennox Yearwood,who heads the DC based advocacy group, The Hip Hop Caucus, rallied a crowd of hundreds, as part of the International Day of Climate Action.

"All around the world right now we're coming together united to fight together for what is our lunch-counter moment for the 21st Century."

Rally organizers want to bring attention to the "intersection" between climate change and poverty. For Yearwood, that means ensuring all neighborhoods in the District participate in the 'green economies' of the future.

"What we don't want to have in DC is Eco-Apartheid. We don't want a situation where some cities are green and some cities are not," said Yearwood.

The rally was just one of nearly 3,000 events across the globe.

Mana Rabiee reports...

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