COP 15 Summit
Lots of hopes were pinned on this UN Summit, but rather than address the very serious problems we all face globally the US and China decided to put their own interests before everyone else and announce a last minute ‘accord’. Activists from around Europe mobilised and attempted to link with radical groups, NGO’s, Via Campesina (the largest peasants organisation in the world) and government ministers from the South who did not believe in the deal and who are already suffering the effects of Climate Change. After a massive demonstration of 150,o00 people, the next day was a day of Direct Action were as we protested outside, the groups just mentioned came from within the conference to come out to try meet us outsideÂ in the summit car park, both sides were beaten back violently by huge Danish Riot Police as they attempted to push non-violently through Police lines to meet each other. We were to hold a Peoples Assembly about the real solutions to run away Climate Change, should we achieve this, this still happened but not quite where we intended! This is some of the work I put up round town.
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