Braving frigid conditions, hundreds of people gathered in midtown Manhattan this afternoon for Marching for Change, a solidarity march and rally marking the one-year anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti in January 2010. Marchers carried signs and banners demanding that world leaders address the unacceptably slow pace of recovery in Haiti.
Highlights of Marching for Change included an inspirational kick-off rally in Times Square; a march to the Haitian Consulate where 10 people were arrested after a civil disobedience protest; an emotional moment of silence just before 4:53 PM, the time the earthquake hit in 2010; and speeches from the Rev. Al Sharpton, New York City elected officials, and community leaders.
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