Reuters reports that Copenhagen police “said they had detained 68 people at street demonstrations during the U.N. climate conference on Friday.

“Activist groups had urged their followers to disrupt business and meetings at 15 corporations and industry lobby groups…”

“A photocopied map distributed to activists declared: ‘The goal of the day’s action is to disrupt the corporations involved in the (climate conference) process, as well as other corporate climate criminals.'”

“Police, some wearing riot helmets, followed activists as they wound through the narrow streets of central Copenhagen to the sound of drums, whistles and horns and chants of ‘Our climate – Not your business’.”

“Friday’s street action was a foretaste of a demonstration scheduled for Saturday which non-governmental organizations have said they expect to draw tens of thousands of demonstrators.”

The report is at http://mobile.reuters.com/mobile/m/FullArticle/CWOR/nworldNews_uUSTRE5BA2HE20091211/1?p=0.

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Brent Patterson

Brent Patterson is a political activist and writer. He has worked in solidarity with revolutionary Nicaragua, advocated for the rights of prisoners in jails and federal prisons, taken part in civil...