Paris climate conference protests to go on despite ban on march


Following the recent terror attacks, public demonstrations have been banned in Paris. This includes the huge march for the climate planned for Sunday November 29th, on the eve of the opening of the COP 21 climate change conference in the French capital. Some groups have described the ban as an attack on civil liberties. Meanwhile the march organisers, the Coalition Climat 21, have vowed that some form of public demonstration – within the law – will still take place. Jade Lindgaard reports.

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The authorities in Paris have banned public demonstrations following the recent terror attacks, including a major march on Sunday November 29th on the eve of the Paris climate change conference COP 21, and a similar mass demonstration two weeks later. French foreign minister Laurent Fabius, who will be the official conference chairman, said the decision had been taken to “avoid additional risks” following the coordinated bombing and shooting attacks that struck the French capital on Friday, November 13th.