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Put yourself in their shoes: Paris presents new twist on climate march

Put yourself in their shoes: Paris presents new twist on climate march
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By Euronews with AFP, United Nations, Reuters
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Around 10,000 pairs of shoes line the French capital’s Place de la République in stark contrast with the 120,000 police and armed forces patrolling

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Around 10,000 pairs of shoes line the French capital’s Place de la République in stark contrast with the 120,000 police and armed forces patrolling the streets of Paris.

With large public gatherings temporarily banned in the wake of the deadly Paris attacks, activists have sent the shoes as a symbol of their support for a climate change march, which had been due to take place on Sunday (November 29).

Pope Francis has shoes represented on the Place, as well as United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon.

Security in the capital has been further ramped up as world leaders begin to arrive for the UN’s 21st climate change conference, COP21.

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Due to the state of emergency protests have been banned during #COP21, so protesters just left their shoes #Parispic.twitter.com/ImKOhVCe8Y

— Michael Horowitz (@michaelh992) November 29, 2015

#COP21 A Paris, la place de la République couverte de chaussures qui "marchent" pour le climat #AFPpic.twitter.com/AE1K8q7Wbx

— Agence France-Presse (@afpfr) November 29, 2015

Ban Ki-moon donated his shoes to stand in solidarity w/ people of Paris unable to join a #climatemarch today. #COP21pic.twitter.com/38JGGTqvOj

— United Nations (@UN) November 29, 2015

A sea of shoes in Place de la Republique in Paris: protests are banned here so you have to imagine them #COP21pic.twitter.com/AetuepjzAt

— David Shukman (@davidshukmanbbc) November 29, 2015

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