Acting in solidarity with demonstrators in Washington, D.C. Islanders gathered at Five Corners Saturday to call attention to climate change.

About 70 people joined the protest, holding signs and earning honks and waves from the drivers of cars passing through the intersection.

Acting in solidarity with demonstrators in Washington, D.C. — Albert O. Fischer

Nicola Blake, an organzier and member of the We Stand Together group, noted the irony of the location, half a block from the Vineyard Haven harbor.

“Everybody goes to Five Corners to protest,” she said. “But storm water flooded Five Corners last week, it was a very appropriate place for this particular protest.”

A group of students from the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School had been headed to Washington to join the demonstration there but were turned back after the bus they had chartered became unavailable due to an accident. So the students joined the event at home instead.

Tallulah Powers, age eight and her sister Josie, age 10, stood at the front of the crowd with their grandmother Joyce Maxner, holding a painted wooded sign pleading with the President to love the earth.

At 2:30 p.m., the group of demonstrators sat on the ground, thumped their hearts 100 times and rose.

More photos from the climate change rally.