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Thousands Protest at Climate Meeting

November 19, 2000|From Times Wire Reports

Thousands of environmentalists laid siege to climate change talks to push for curbs on "greenhouse gas" emissions, building a sandbag wall at the venue in The Hague to warn of the risk of flooding posed by global warming. Minor scuffles ensued around the talks venue, where 180 countries are working on an international treaty. Dutch police detained nine people for public order offenses, but the demonstration took place mostly in a carnival atmosphere, with police officers dancing along to the beat of a live Brazilian band.

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