COPENHAGEN — Today saw the first large street protests of the two-week-long United Nations climate negotiations. Some pictures are reminiscent of Seattle’s World Trade organization riots 10 years ago this month, including the bubble blower:
Protesters yell at police at the "Don't buy the lie" demonstration against the proposed "cap and trade" markets in rights to emit greenhouse gases. The limits would be enforceable but companies could buy rights to emit gases from other firms that beat their emissions goals. InvestigateWest photo by Mark Malijan.
A police officer wields a baton to force a demonstrator back at the first large street protests outside the climate summit. InvestigateWest photo by Mark Malijan.
Why would a protester at climate-change talks be blowing bubbles? Well, scroll down, dear reader. InvestigateWest photo by Mark Malijan.
Funny, the cops don't seem the least bit amused. InvestigateWest photo by Mark Malijan.