COP 21 demonstrations banned

Submitted by Matthew on 20 November, 2015 - 10:55 Author: Gemma Short

The United Nations Climate Chance Conference, COP21, will be held between 30 November and 11 December in Paris.

The stated aim of the conference is to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate from all the nations involved, yet previous sessions of the conference including most recently in Copenhagen, have failed to achieve such agreements.

Planned demonstrations at the conference by climate activists have been banned by the French state as part of their ″state of emergency″ measures. This is a bad thing, and sets a bad precedent for anti-terror laws being used against demonstrations and protests. An international day of mobilisation for climate, justice and jobs has been called prior to the conference. A demonstration will be held in London starting at 12 noon on 29 November from Park Lane through central London to Millbank. We urge activists to join us on that day.

People's March for Climate, Justice and Jobs

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