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Protests keep going on around in Europe. 气候大会欧洲各国示威不止

12/07/09

Denmark Government announced that there are 105 foreign heads of government attending the COP-15 conference. The number of delegates, experts and people accredited by non-governmental associations added up to over 15,000. It reported that just before Dec.7th, many European countries had “climate demonstrations,” calling on leaders from each country to take action to resist global warming to save the earth. This protest began at 12:18 pm  on Dec. 5yh in London, U.K., Berlin, Germany, Brussels, Belgium, Paris, France, Stockholm, Sweden, Dublin, Ireland, and etc.  The time 12:18 implies the ending date of this conference.

—–London

There were about 40.000 protesters. Prime Minister Brown met the representatives of this protest, indicating he understood the strong climate change concerns of those protesters. He also pointed out the atmosphere of climate change issue is rather cogent at the moment. The protest organization told the press that this is the largest protest in recent years. The protesters ask that the developed countries must promise their emission cut goals for 2050.

—–Berlin

Some protesters, portraying various countries’ presidents, soaked in a big water jar. As the leaders are holding the conference, the water level in this jar is slowly rising, indicating the urgency and importance of global climate issue.

—–France

In Paris, Hundreds of protesters demonstrated on the streets regardless of the rain. They stated that this protest aimed to pressure he French government.  In downtown Marseille, tens of environmentalists used percussion instruments and whistles to increase their influence.

This weekend in Copenhagen is relative quiet. However,  some Media indicated that the protests will continue in the following week, some of which will be somehow radical. As a result, the security work will be challenged.

“These demonstrations just a preface of what will be happening on Saturday Dec. 12th when the rest of the world will take their opportunity to demonstrate mid-way through the UN Climate Talks. Mobilizations are planned from all around Europe to Copenhagen itself, where there will be a march from the Danish Parliament building to the venue of the Talks. See http://www.12dec09.dk/ .

On the same day there will be demonstrations and events all around the world with 10,000 expected in ‘Walks against Warming’ in Australia, up to 50,000 expected on the streets of New Delhi, 20,000 at a concert in Utrecht and a host of other events from Dakar to Djakarta and from Buenos Aires to Istanbul. See details of all these and more here www.globalclimatecampaign.org

丹麦政府5日宣布:105名外国领导人已确认参加大会。与会专家和非政府组织代表人数预计超过1.5万人。据报道联合国哥本哈根气候变化峰会7日开幕前夕,欧洲多国爆发大规模“气候示威”,呼吁各国领导人行动起来,对抗全球变暖,拯救地球。此次示威于当地时间5日中午12时18分在英国伦敦、德国柏林、比利时布鲁塞尔、法国巴黎、瑞典斯德哥尔摩和爱尔兰都柏林等地同时开始。“12时18分”暗示着峰会结束的日期。

在伦敦,约有4万民众上街示威。首相布朗在唐宁街官邸接见了示威者代表,并表示理解他们对气候变化问题的关切。他同时指出,已经有明显的证据表明当前气候变化的紧迫程度。英国能源和气候变化大臣米利班德也强调,气候变化的数据并非捏造,驳斥质疑气候变化者的论调。英国广播公司的报道称,一些激进示威者已经在伦敦市中心的特拉法加广场“安营扎寨”,打算将示威活动延续到7日。示威组织者宣称,这是近年来在英国规模最大的应对气候变化示威游行。示威者提出的要求包括,发达国家须承诺在2050年前实现大规模减排温室气体的目标等。

在柏林,示威者聚集在勃兰登堡门一带。有些人装扮成多国政要浸泡在透明大水缸里。在“政要”举行“谈判”之际,水缸里的水则在缓慢上升,环保人士借此象征气候变化问题的严重性和紧迫性。

在巴黎圣厄斯塔什教堂门前,数以百计的民众冒雨参加游行。他们表示,此举是为了向法国政府施加压力。绿党全国秘书长塞茜尔·迪弗洛号召法国民众在会议期间行动起来,提醒各国领导人对全人类负起应尽的责任。

在马赛市中心,数十名环保主义者借助锣鼓和哨子壮大游行声势,其中一名示威者说,哥本哈根会议最后达成的协议可能会低于预期,但他将一直在会议期间进行抗议。

哥本哈根本周末总体较为平静,但有媒体称,下周末各类示威就要陆续上演,其中一些活动比较激进,给安保工作带来严峻考验。(中新)

目前的这些游行只是对于即将到来的12日的大规模游行的前夕。12日将会爆发全球性的气候变化示威游行。

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