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
— Préfecture de police (@prefpolice) November 29, 2015
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.
Climate March that never was is now officially cancelled. pic.twitter.com/FjwdgUOUL0— Karl Mathiesen (@KarlMathiesen) November 29, 2015
Police in Paris are now identifying those who threw objects at police using cctv. Meanwhile everyone is hemmed into a corner of the square
— Karl Mathiesen (@KarlMathiesen) November 29, 2015
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.