Global Climate March: Clashes in Paris as Protesters Rally Ahead of COP21
French riot police fired tear gas at activists protesting as part of global climate demonstrations Sunday, on the eve of the COP21 climate summit in Paris.
About 200 protesters, some wearing masks, fought with police on a street leading to the Place de la Republique, which has become a gathering place for Parisians since the terror attacks on Nov. 13.
More than 2,100 events worldwide were planned for the Global Climate March, which organizers say is one of the largest climate change protests in history.
But demonstrators in France were warned not to gather amid the state of emergency enacted after the Paris attacks. French police told NBC News that some 4,500 people formed a human chain around midday.