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The global climate march in Melbourne, Australia, kicked off the marching season with tens of thousands of participants.

That was a big boost for people in Paris: those who could not march themselves because marches had been prevented for security reasons, and those flocking into the French capital to participate as delegates, observers, journalists, lobbyists, civil society representatives.

It was truly the biggest turnout of citizens ever for climate protection and solidarity. Hundreds of thousands of people defied all obstacles to the marches. Some 2300 events in 175 countries were registered around the world and counting. Possibly even more smaller events never made it into the official record, but contributed to the global chorus.