Hours after Donald Trump made his announcement that the U.S. was pulling out of the Paris Accord, protesters gathered for a march from Foley Square to City Hall.

They called the decision to withdraw from the Paris Accord a devastating blow to our future.

They're urging local elected leaders to stand up and take bold action to fight what they say is a climate crisis.

"We're here to first and foremost to say that that is outrageous, that that is not a responsible way to deal with a very serious crisis, the climate crisis, and that we oppose what the president is doing," said Leslie Cagan, coordinator with People's Climate Movement New York.

Among the elected officials to speak at the rally were Public Advocate Letitia James, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and Manhattan Congressman Jerrold Nadler.