French Capital Paris, police fired tear gas and used pepper spray to disperse protesters pleading for world leaders to curb global warming. In yesterday’s demonstration ahead of UN summit on climate change, several thousand protesters had formed a human chain in the city. Riot police took action after a group of protesters pelted officers with bottles and candles. Around 100 people were arrested who marched in the Capital in defiance of a recent ban on public demonstrations after terror attacks in the city.
Earlier in the day, in a bid to circumvent security measures implemented after the November 13 attacks, thousands of shoes were placed in the city’s sprawling central plaza to represent citizens urging a climate agreement. Organisers of the display said that the Vatican donated a pair of shoes bearing the name of Pope Francis.