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1200 Detained In Copenhagen Crackdown

From an outraged Associated Press:

Protestors shoot a firework at police officers guarding the Foreign Ministry as the climate march turns viokent [sic] in the centre of Copenhagen.

200 [more] detained in crackdown on climate protest

By Karl Ritter, Associated Press Writer

December 13, 2009

COPENHAGEN – Danish police outnumbered protesters on Sunday, detaining more than 200 people on a second day of demonstrations as environment ministers met for informal talks to advance negotiations on a new pact.

Meanwhile, church bells in Denmark and other countries rang 350 times, a number that refers to what many scientists consider a safe level of carbon dioxide in the air

The hundreds of demonstrators were outnumbered by police officers in riot gear who surrounded them. Steen Munch said police found bolt-cutters and gas masks when they searched a truck that led the demonstration. At least 200 activists were detained, he said.

A day earlier, police had detained nearly 1,000 activists at the tail end of a 40,000-strong march toward the suburban conference center where the 192-nation U.N. climate conference is being held.

The detainees were from a range of European countries as well as the U.S, Kenya, Belarus, Japan, Mongolia, China and Turkey, police said.

Only 13 of them remained in custody Sunday. Of those, three — two Danes and a Frenchman — were set to be arraigned in court on preliminary charges of fighting with police.

Police said they detained the activists when some of them started breaking windows of buildings in downtown Copenhagen. A police officer received minor injuries when he was hit by a rock thrown from the group and one protester was injured by fireworks, Steen Munch said.

Critics blasted the Danish law that allows police to make preventative arrests if they believe a demonstration will turn violent and hold suspected troublemakers for up to 12 hours without a court arraignment.

"They have arrested 1,000 people. And they only followed up on three of them," Amnesty spokeswoman Ida Thuesen said. "There are lot of people who haven’t done anything and had no intention of doing anything." …

Also Sunday, Christian leaders from around the world took part in an ecumenical service dedicated to climate change and led by Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams at Copenhagen’s Lutheran cathedral.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa joined church leaders from Tuvalu, Zambia, Mexico, Greenland and Denmark to warn about the dangers of a warming world.

They carried symbols of climate change, a glacier stone from Greenland and bleached corals from the Pacific Ocean. The Rev. Suzanne Matale of Zambia held up a dried-up cob of corn

After the service the church bells sounded 350 times in a campaign to draw attention to global warming. The National Council of Churches in Denmark says Christian churches in Denmark and across the globe were part of the campaign, from Fiji in the South Pacific to the U.S. and Canada…

Who is paying for all of this? And aren’t these globe-trotting protesters ashamed of their carbon footprints?

The detainees were from a range of European countries as well as the U.S, Kenya, Belarus, Japan, Mongolia, China and Turkey, police said.

Soon, the only travel that will be allowed will be travel to protest ‘global warming.’

After the service the church bells sounded 350 times in a campaign to draw attention to global warming. The National Council of Churches in Denmark says Christian churches in Denmark and across the globe were part of the campaign, from Fiji in the South Pacific to the U.S. and Canada…

At last the National Council of Churches has found something to believe in.

That is, besides communist dictatorships.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, December 13th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

11 Responses to “1200 Detained In Copenhagen Crackdown”

  1. joeblough says:

    I get confused.

    Are the “protesters” protesting anything in particular?

    I should have thought that they would like this sort of retrograde anti-human eco-stuff.

  2. Rusty Shackleford says:

    They demand peace and they don’t care who they have to hurt to get it.

  3. eaglewingz08 says:

    One million conservatives went to the Capitol a few months ago to protest the socialist policies of the democrap WH and Congress and no one was arrested and not a bush was trampled and no property was defaced or injured.

    Much fewer socialists/democraps attend a conference to enact policies these idiots support and more than a thousand are arrested and property is destroyed. Liberals always cause the destruction of property, either immediately through riots or indirectly through their insane political policies and legislation. But once again the liberal socialist media will protect these thugs and deify their ‘idealism’ (you see only socialist thugs and democraps-but I repeat myself, are idealistic, republicans/ conservatives are partisan and thus cannot be ‘idealistic). I wonder how the progressive/democrap Chancellor of a certain California University system feels about his ‘idealistic’ charges after they nearly burned down his home?

  4. proreason says:

    The hundred year assault on Christianity is now followed by the by-any-means elevation of the Religion of Environmental Cultists.

    The new priests demand it.

  5. puhiawa says:

    Obama’s people

  6. AmericanIPA says:

    “The Rev. Suzanne Matale of Zambia held up a dried-up cob of corn…”

    Can I make a further suggestion of what the “reverend” can do with that cob?

    Like it’s really “climate change” that makes most of Africa a wasteland. It’s the worldwide welfare program the continent has been on for decades and the apathy for their own lives that did that.

    And won’t it be grand when we can add the rest of planet Earth to the welfare role?

  7. GL0120 says:

    Might I ask a stupid question to the enviro-wacko crowd please?
    If you manage to destroy the U.S. economy in the name of ending pollution who in the world will support you?
    We probably have more liberals suffering from guilt complexes because of their wealth or cushy lifestyles than any other country on earth.
    Make these people suffer economically and your funding dries up.
    Just wondering if you gave this a thought.

    • proreason says:

      Brainwashed people don’t think.

      They salivate on command.

    • GL0120 says:

      Correct as usual PR.
      Sad to say that either most people seem to accept what the mainstream media tells them as fact or they’re just too stupid or lazy to think for themselves.
      Useful idiots seem to be everywhere you look.

  8. canary says:

    Protest led by a supporter of muslim extremists activist. Supports Iran, Sharia law in England, an “anti-violence” protestor against U.S., believes only evolution should be taught children as pro-creation is a theory according to wikipedia.

    AP:”..Christian leaders from around the world…led by Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams at Copenhagen’s Lutheran cathedral…”

    Strange, he was “only yards away from WTC 9/11 in NYC terroist attack delivering a lecture, his ground zero experience led to his writing ‘Writing in the Dust’, …

    “Bombast about evil individuals doesn’t help in understanding anything.”
    He has subsequently worked with Muslim leaders in England, 3rd anniversary of 9/11 spoke, by invitation, at the Al-Azhar University Institute in Cairo. He stated that the followers of the will of God should not be led into ways of violence. Supports Iran.

    academics at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford…followed by many college awards and named doctor, etc.

    ~~Williams is also patron of the Peace Mala Youth Project For World Peace since 2002..

    took part in anti-nuclear demonstrations at United States bases.

    In 1985, he was arrested…protest organized by the Committee for Nuclear Disarmament at Lakenheath, an American air base in Suffolk; his fine was paid by his college. At this time he was a member of the left-wing Anglo-Catholic Jubilee Group

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rowan_Williams

    irony is the photo’s such as one of him at eternally burning flame designed memorial and he looks like the devil

  9. imnewatthis says:

    Rowan Williams leading an ecumenical climate change service in a Lutheran cathedral? Oy. I guess I’m glad I got out of the Lutheran Church 30 years ago (not that I don’t have many fond memories of what WAS). Please tell me there haven’t been any enviro-masses in Catholic churches-I haven’t heard of any.


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