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Over the weekend, 60 Unalaskans hit the streets -- and the beach -- to participate in the People’s Climate March.

Local demonstrators joined hundreds of thousands of people nationwide in protesting the Trump administration’s policies on the environment and raising awareness about climate change.

“Boom! Like thunder! Climate change will take you under!" High school students led the charge at Unalaska's march, chanting at the front of the group. "Flash! Like lightning! Climate change is so darn frightening!”

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A month after the women’s march, Unalaska activists were back at it Sunday, rallying for human rights. About 30 people turned out for the demonstration led by Alaskans for Compassion and Truth (ACT), a new organization on the island.

Outside City Hall, Amy Purevsuren has gathered a group of Unalaskans. Most are clutching protest signs in one hand and circulating petitions with the other.