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    Over 200 Protesters Arrested in Banned Paris Climate Rally – Reports

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    Over 200 people were arrested in Paris on Sunday during a banned rally to urge a deal at an upcoming United Nations summit on climate change, local media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The rally was held despite a ban on all demonstrations under a state of emergency announced in the wake of recent terrorist attacks in the city.

    ​Manifestation interdite à république, des éléments violents s'en prennent aux forces de l'ordre. pic.twitter.com/eWbqSah4VZ

    ​Some 10,000 people formed a three-kilometer human chain along the route of the demonstration, Le Figaro reported. The arrests were made after clashes erupted in the Place de la Republique square with a number of masked demonstrators hurling objects at police, according to the media.

    ​Police in Paris are now identifying those who threw objects at police using cctv. Meanwhile everyone is hemmed into a corner of the square

    ​Paris will host the 21st UN Climate Change Conference from November 30 to December 11. The conference aims to reach a legally binding agreement on climate change to replace the 1997 Kyoto Protocol.


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