Climate activists march South Loop streets protesting fossil fuel investments

Andres Guerra

Chants from hundreds of protestors calling for fossil fuel divestments filled the frigid air Friday afternoon in front of the Chase Tower in downtown Chicago.

The event was organized by Fridays for Future, a global climate activist movement founded by Greta Thunberg in 2018. It included representatives from at least nine other organizations, including Chicago Climate Youth Coalition.

Beginning at Heritage Green Park, an urban green space in the Near West community, the marchers then stopped at the BP Headquarters, the headquarters of BP’s North American fuels business. Participants performed a die-in at Chase Tower, where they lay prone as if dead to symbolize what will happen to them if companies do not cease fossil fuel financing.

Read the Chronicle’s full report here.