COPENHAGEN — For the second time in a week, an InvestigateWest photographer trying to cover protests against the United Nations climate treaty negotiations here has been arrested.
Christopher Crow was taken into custody along with a number of protesters attempting to get inside the Bella Center, where the international summit is being held, InvestigateWest correspondent Alexander Kelly reports.
Kelly will have a more detailed dispatch forthcoming.
Crow was also arrested on Sunday while covering demonstrators who were on their way to shut down Copenhagen harbor in protest of the “cap and trade” policies international negotiators are haggling over.
Those policies, critics say, are misguided because they allow corporations to buy and sell the right to emit planet-warming gases such as carbon dioxide. Proponents of the system point to the way it has helped ratchet down sulfur dioxide levels in the United States, lessening the impact of acid rain.
— Robert McClure