Copenhagen: At least 400 arrested during demonstration previous to climate change summit
Nearly 100,000 people staged a protest against the global climate summit in Copenhagen. Danish police arrested nearly 400 people.
TAnarchists launched cobblestones, explosives and homemade weapons during an an otherwise peaceful protest at the United Nations Climate Summit in Copenhagen.
Demonstrators demanded a climate-change agreement that would curb greenhouse gas emissions and aid developing countries harmed by pollution.
Environment ministers came to Copenhagen this weekend for talks, and world leaders are to arrive late next week.
Considerable progress has been made in areas including technology, adaptation and the prevention of deforestation, Yvo de Boer, executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, told reporters on Friday. “It is now also time to begin to focus on the big picture.”