US protests Trump's climate change withdrawal

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By Christopher Cummins  with AGENCIES
US protests Trump's climate change withdrawal

Hundreds of demonstrators have gathered outside the White House to protest against President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, the hard fought global deal to battle climate change.

Environmental groups and scientists joined trade unions and concerned Americans to voice their fury at Trump’s announcement.

Michael Breen is President of the “Truman National Security Project:“This is a decision that cedes the leadership of the 21st century to countries like China, to our economic competitors, that will have no benefit for the American working class and the American economy. Every human being on Earth lost today, but no one lost more than the American people.”

Trump says he is fulfilling his solemn duty to protect the American people.

The wider world sees the move as further endangering the planet and deeping growing rift between the US and its allies.