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    Protesters interrupt a U.S. government pro-coal event during the COP23 UN Climate Change Conference 2017, hosted by Fiji but held in Bonn, Germany, November 13, 2017

    Singing Protesters Interrupt US Delegation at Climate Summit Event in Bonn

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    A US-sponsored presentation about fossil fuels at the UN climate conference in Bonn was interrupted by singing and chanting protesters.

    About 50 demonstrators appeared during a lecture chanting slogans protesting the Trump administration’s support for coal-fired power plants.

    The demonstrators interrupted an event titled "The Role of Cleaner and More Efficient Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Power in Climate Mitigation" right after White House energy policy adviser George David Banks made a presentation.

    Protesters held "We The People" and "less CO2!" signs.

    ​"Clean coal is bull****," one person yelled.

    "Liars, you are a bunch of liars," another person screamed.

    After they were kicked off the event, the protesters joined a group of demonstrators outside the building.

    The protest caused a seven minute delay in the event.

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