Several thousand anti global warming protesters have filled the streets of central Copenhagen, as a pre-cursor to a massive turnout expected to lobby the main UN Climate Change conference centre
There was a discreet police presence as the inital demo, organised by Friends of the Earth, attempted to form what they called a “blue tide” to demand “justice for the climate”. One demonstrator explained that developed countries must reduce greenhouse gas emissions at home and not simply rely on buying carbon-offset credits elsewhere. Conference delegates say there has been progress at the half-way stage though there is still deadlock on some of the most important issues like targets for greenhouse gas emissions. Up to 80,000 people are expected to converge on the conference centre later.