Massive rallies for the climate, but violence in Paris

Protestors clash with riot police during a rally against global warming on November 29, 2015 in Paris, a day ahead of the start of UN conference on climate change COP21Hundreds of thousands of people rallied around the world Sunday on the eve of a Paris summit aimed at averting catastrophic climate change, but violent clashes in the French capital soured the show of people power. The global protests, including an emotional linking of hands near the heart of this month’s terror attacks in Paris, were aimed at building grassroots pressure for an historic deal at the UN talks to limit global warming. As US President Brack Obama and other world leaders began flying into Paris for Monday’s official opening, negotiators vowed at a preliminary session to honour the victims of the attacks by forging an ambitious deal.

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