So much for clearing up the planet! Climate change protesters who marched through Manhattan are branded hypocrites for leaving litter strewn across the city
- 300,000 people marched through New York City on Sunday as part of the People’s Climate March, as other events took place across the world
- But some of the protesters have been branded hypocrites for leaving piles of trash behind, including signs made from paper or cardboard
- Others have been slammed for flying to the event or taking long bus rides
Climate change skeptics have branded protesters who marched through Manhattan on Sunday as hypocrites for leaving litter strewn across the city.
New Yorkers uploaded images to social media sites showing piles of trash – included ditched paper and cardboard signs – left behind after thousands took part in the People’s Climate March.
‘Their love for the Earth is so real, they couldn’t even use a trash can,’ one critic, known as @chelsea_elisa on Twitter, wrote beneath an image of an overflowing trash can.
‘Somehow this doesn’t seem too green 2me,’ David Kreutzer, a research fellow at the conservative think tank Heritage Foundation, wrote alongside another photo of litter on the ground.
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Trash: Climate change protesters who marched through the streets of Manhattan on Sunday have been branded hypocrites for leaving over-flowing trash cans in their wake. This image was shared on Twitter
Disrespectful: Trash can be seen littering the route following the climate change march on Sunday
How green? Other protesters came under fire for using paper or cardboard signs at Sunday’s protest
Speaking to the N ew York Post, Kreutzer slammed the marchers for wasting paper to create the signs, as well as burning fossil fuels to take buses or planes to the event.
‘The hypocrisy varies from person to person,’ he said. ‘The ones that fly in on private jets are the most hypocritical.’
Celebrities, including Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo, were seen parading through the streets of New York City – presumably after catching flights to be there.
They joined as many as 300,000 others – including United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and U.S. senators – to march through the streets.
Mailonline Reporter New York.