• Thousands of people from around the world marched for climate justice, led by Amazigh Indigenous people of Morocco. (Emily Arasim / Women's Earth and Climate Action Network Facebook)Source: Emily Arasim / Women's Earth and Climate Action Network Facebook
Several thousand activists have marched in the Moroccan city of Marrakech to demand environmental justice, just kilometres away from where high level UN climate change talks are being held.
15 Nov 2016 - 1:04 PM  UPDATED 15 Nov 2016 - 1:06 PM

Native Americans protesting against the Dakota Access Pipeline demonstrated on Sunday alongside local Indigenous Amazigh groups protesting against a Moroccan company's expropriation of water resources, in addition to dozens of international civil society groups.

The protest for fairer climate deals took on greater importance after the election of US President-elect Donald Trump, who has called global warming a hoax and promised to "cancel" last year's landmark Paris Agreement, under which nations pledge to limit emissions to slow climate change.

US Secretary of State John Kerry, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and French President Francois Hollande are expected in Marrakech on Monday.