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Activists Express Climate Concerns at Rally in Charlottesville

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Sign protesting the proposed Keystone oil pipeline Sign protesting the proposed Keystone oil pipeline

The wet weather didn't stop people from rallying in Charlottesville with a message to "draw the line on climate change." The gathering at the Free Speech Wall on Saturday was part of a national call to action.

Speakers protested the proposed Keystone oil pipeline and expressed other climate concerns. The rally included the Blue Ridge Sierra Club and Rivanna Conservation Society.

"This is our world, it's my world, it's my children's world, it's my grandchildren's world, it's the world of the future. If we don't take care of it now, we are in big trouble," said Joannie Freeman, member of the Healthy Food Coalition and the Green Grannies singing group.

A group of singers known as "The Green Grannies" sang patriotic songs to unite the protestors.

Similar "draw the line" rallies across the country are calling on Washington to stop the Keystone Pipeline and find clean energy solutions.

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