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Global protesters demand climate justice at UN talk

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By Associated Press

MARRAKECH, Morocco — Several thousand activists have marched in the Moroccan city of Marrakech to demand environmental justice, just a few kilometers (miles) away from where high-level U.N. climate change talks are being held.

Native Americans protesting against the Dakota Access Pipeline demonstrated Sunday alongside local indigenous Amazigh groups protesting against a Moroccan company’s expropriation of water resources, in addition to dozens of international civil society groups.

Hundreds protest against climate change and urge world leaders to take actions, in a march coinciding with the Climate Conference, known as COP22, taking place in Marrakech, Morocco, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy) Manila Bulletin

Hundreds protest against climate change and urge world leaders to take actions, in a march coinciding with the Climate Conference, known as COP22, taking place in Marrakech, Morocco, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Mosa’ab Elshamy) Manila Bulletin

The protest for fairer climate deals took on greater importance after the election of Donald Trump, who has called global warming a hoax and promised to “cancel” last year’s landmark Paris Agreement, under which nation pledged to limit emissions to slow climate change.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and French President Francois Hollande are expected in Marrakech on Monday.

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