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The year the world woke up to the climate emergency

WorldNews Wednesday, 4 December 2019
The year the world woke up to the climate emergencyParis (AFP) - Schoolchildren skipping class to strike, protests bringing city centres to a standstill: armed with dire warnings from scientists, people around the world dragged the climate emergency into the mainstream in 2019. Spurned on by Swedish wunderkind Greta Thunberg -- virtually unknown outside of her homeland a year ago but now a global star nominated for a Nobel prize -- millions of young people took part in weekly demonstrations demanding climate action. And, like harbingers of the apocalypse, the Extinction Rebellion movement embarked on a campaign of peaceful civil disobedience that spread worldwide, armed with little more than superglue and the nihilistic motto: "When hope...
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Security law protest in Paris sees fires, water cannons and injuries [Video]

Security law protest in Paris sees fires, water cannons and injuries

Fires blaze around the Place de la Bastille in Paris during the protests against a security law that is being considered by French lawmakers.View on euronews

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Scuffles, flares and tear gas at protest over French security bill

Police fired tear gas at protesters in Paris during a rally against a proposed security law that would restrict sharing images of police officers in France.View on euronews

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French Police Clash with Protesters in Paris over New Law [Video]

French Police Clash with Protesters in Paris over New Law

Police have fired tear gas at civil liberty protesters attending a demonstration in Paris. The rally is against a new security law prohibiting images of police officers from being shared. The bill had been popular with the public after recent terrorist attacks. Protesters argue the new law will allow police brutality to go unpunished. #Paris #France #Protest Report by Dessentjacksonl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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France: Tear gas fired as protesters rally against police security bill

Protesters throw fireworks and set up barricades as police fire tear gas in tense clashes in Paris.
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Alleged police beating of Black man angers French [Video]

Alleged police beating of Black man angers French

French authorities have suspended police officers accused of beating and racially abusing a Black man in Paris. Video purporting to show the incident has caused an outcry. Lucy Fielder reports.

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Extinction Rebellion stage climate change protest at Cenotaph [Video]

Extinction Rebellion stage climate change protest at Cenotaph

Extinction Rebellion have staged a protest at the Cenotaph on Armistice Day.

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Teenager climbs Norwich crane in Extinction Rebellion protest [Video]

Teenager climbs Norwich crane in Extinction Rebellion protest

A teenage Extinction Rebellion protester has climbed a crane and three othershave been arrested in Norwich. Alex Sidney, 17, scaled the crane on DukeStreet early on Saturday morning carrying a sleeping bag, supplies and severalbanners promoting the climate protest group. Alex Sidney, 17, scaled the craneon Duke Street early on Saturday morning carrying a sleeping bag, supplies andseveral banners promoting the climate protest group.

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Teenager fined for spraying ‘racist’ on Sir Winston Churchill statue [Video]

Teenager fined for spraying ‘racist’ on Sir Winston Churchill statue

An Extinction Rebellion activist has been ordered to pay more than £1,500after defacing a statue of Sir Winston Churchill by painting “racist” on itsplinth.

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Extinction Rebellion activists climb on top of Scottish Parliament [Video]

Extinction Rebellion activists climb on top of Scottish Parliament

Environmental activists have climbed on to the Scottish Parliament building ina protest against fossil fuels. Three members of Extinction Rebellion Scotlanddraped a banner reading “Choose Oil or Choose Life” from an overhang above thepublic entrance to Holyrood.The entrance has been closed to the public forsome time due to the Covid-19 pandemic and access to the building is currentlythrough other routes.

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