The InvestigateWest team is back from the massive climate protests that brought something like 30,000 to 50,000 demonstrators to the streets of Copenhagen today. They’re protesting the global “cap and trade” climate treaty being negotiated there under the auspices of the United Nations.
InvestigateWest correspondent Alexander Kelly says the march was largely peaceful. In one incident, though, several hundred people dressed in anarchist black tossed bricks at police and set off homemade explosives.
Sounds pretty tame compared to the riots at the Seattle meeting of World Trade Organization in Seattle 10 years ago, or even the WTO meeting in Geneva just a few weeks ago. The Seattle protests involved a number similar to those mobilized in Copenhagen today.
We’ll be posting video and pictures here, and Kelly will give readers insights into what motivated one of the marchers, as well as convey what speakers told the demonstrators.
— Robert McClure