Over 200 people were arrested in Paris on Sunday when global warming/climate change protesters not only destroyed a memorial left in remembrance of those killed by ISIS terrorists earlier this month, but also picked up candles dedicated to victims and threw them at police.
A memorial site at the Place de la Republique dedicated to honor the 130 victims of the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris was trashed when French riot police clashed with climate change protesters.
The police were set up ahead of Monday’s 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP21, but the protest intensified throughout Sunday, with about 4,500 people forming a human chain around midday.
Some protesters allegedly began pelting police with shoes, bottles, and even candles and other objects taken from memorials.
Riot police responded with tear gas and pepper spray.
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President Hollande called that protesters “scandalous” and said “these disruptive elements have nothing to do with defenders of the environment.”
France had actually banned protests in the wake of this months terror attacks, but clearly the climate protesters don’t care much about following that rule.