Tear Gas, Prisoners At Copenhagen

Jillian Bandes
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Posted: Dec 16, 2009 10:03 AM

Wednesday saw violence and disorganization plague the Copenhagen talks, which have been stalled by petulant small countries and the conflicting interests of the big polluters. From Politico:

Police fired tear gas, brandished batons and detained more than 200 protesters who tried to push through the security cordon around the Bella Center – as negotiations inside bogged down, for the second time this week, over differences between China and the West over emissions, funding issues and transparency.

...truncheon-bearing Danish police shoving the crowd backwards as protesters gasped and covered their faces to avoid breathing tear gas.

Inside the building, U.N. officials revoked the credentials of about 100 accredited members of the green group Friends of the Earth for staging a series of small protests on Tuesday.