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18 Pictures Of The Violence That Clouded Paris's Climate Protests

More than 200 people were detained after climate change activists clashed with police during a banned demonstration at the city's Place de la République Sunday.

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Large-scale protests have been banned in Paris in the wake of the Nov. 13 terror attacks, which had earlier led activists to cover Place de la République in shoes as a symbolic demonstration.


Place de la République is the site of the public memorial for the victims of the terror attacks, where people have been leaving flowers, candles, and tributes in memory of those who died on Nov. 13.

As well as condemning the dishonoring of the dead, Hollande said the actions were "also scandalous with regard to what is at stake at the climate conference, which is meant to let the world make decisions on the future of the planet," Reuters reported.


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