Leonardo DiCaprio and Sting among thousands on New York climate change march


Celebrities and politicians have joined tens of thousands of protesters on the streets of New York for what is being billed as one of the world’s largest climate change marches.

Leonardo DiCaprio, who last week was named as the United Nations Messenger of Peace on Climate Change, took part alongside fellow actors Mark Ruffalo, Ed Norton and Evangeline Lilly and the singer Sting.

From the world of politics, Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary General, Al Gore, the former vice president turned climate change protester, and New York Mayor Bill di Blasio gathered with what organisers said were as many as 100,000 fellow protesters under grey skies in Central Park.