~ From The Guardian (11/29/15):
Over 10,000 pairs of shoes (including shoes sent by Pope Francis and UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon), on the Place de la Republique replace marchers who were set to take part in a climate cancelled protest as activists take to the streets around the globe. The Paris march was expected to bring 200,000 people onto the city’s streets but was forbidden by French authorities in light of security concerns. Elsewhere, thousands marched in Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney ahead of the Paris climate summit on Monday.
For a video of Paris en Marche and other Global Climate March actions from The Guardian, go HERE.
NB, The Paris authorities, despite the state of emergency that they say has necessitated the cancellation of all street gatherings for the climate talks, are allowing sports matches, Christmas markets, and other trade gatherings. Please see Naomi Klein’s important article on the banning of climate actions in Paris, HERE.