Dec 12, 2015 Paris
While COP21 negotiators were reviewing the final text Saturday and with the outcome of the negotiations still uncertain, thousands of protesters took their message to the streets of Paris in defiance of the ban on protests which has been in effect since the terrorist attacks.
Demonstrators marched from the famous Arc de Triomphe to the Eiffel Tower in a colorful event complete with music, singing, and chants including ‘climate justice’.
The demonstration carried the ‘red line’ theme forward from the previous day inside the COP, though on a much larger scale, with enormous banners unfurled, one reading ‘it’s up to us to keep in in the ground’. While there was a substantial police presence the event was peaceful.
Report by James George