12/16/2009 Leave a comment
The United Nations global climate summit has spurred confrontation both inside and outside of the conference center in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Outside, hundreds of protesters have been arrested by Danish police since the beginning of the summit. Thousands of activists convened in Denmark to march to the Bella Centre, the location of the climate summit, but on the way the group encountered the heavily armed Danish police.
There have been reports of the use of pepper spray and police dogs in controlling the crowds.
Both protesters and the police have been accused of being out of control. Danish authorities have said that the activists were breaking windows and setting cars on fire, while activists have accused the police of being unnecessarily heavy handed. A police spokesman said that protesters who were arrested are being held in a temporary holding location and that they will be released in a few hours.
Confrontation at a climate summit? Whaaaaaat?