Massive rallies for the climate, but violence in Paris

Peace and Freedom

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Demonstrators clash with CRS riot policemen near the Place de la Republique after the cancellation of a planned climate march

By Guy Jackson

Paris (AFP) – Hundreds of thousands of people rallied around the world Sunday on the eve of a Paris summit aimed at averting catastrophic climate change, but violent clashes in the French capital soured the show of people power.

The global protests, including an emotional linking of hands near the heart of this month’s terror attacks in Paris, were aimed at building grassroots pressure for an historic deal at the UN talks to limit global…

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