Climate Summit: Over 100 Protestors Arrested in Copenahagen

Over 100 activists who were trying to march on the UN climate conference were arrested on Wednesday and Police also fired tear gas shells to disperse them, said a police spokesman.

“The activists were arrested near the Bella Center train station,” the spokeswoman was quoted as saying by AFP.

As hundreds of activists marched towards the tightly guarded Bella Centre, Police with dogs fired tear-gas shells on them.

At Bella Centre, 194 nations are negotiating a new global deal to battle the ravages of change.

The activists blamed the UN for ignoring the interest of those who were worst hit by climate change after excluding thousands of environment campaigners from the overcrowded venue.

Hundreds of protesters, who set out from Taarnby, a suburb of Copenhagen, marched on Wednesday towards a conference centre where delegates were discussing a global climate pact, and a spokesman said that they planned to break through a police cordon. Light snow flurries fell as they started their march.

“We will get past the police cordon so that we can hold a popular assembly and discuss with delegates from the summit … to get a climate solution,” spokesman Peter Nielsen said on Danish TV2 news.

“The police have tried to get in our way all week now,” he said. “This is a question of resolving a global problem, and we will not hold people back.”

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