"Police Beat Back Massed Climate Protesters" -- Arrest Hundreds

"COPENHAGEN — Police officers fired tear gas and wielded batons on Wednesday to beat back hundreds of demonstrators outside the global climate meeting here, as a police spokesman said 250 people had been arrested.

The police tried to disperse the chanting, drum-beating protesters who had marched from a train station about a mile away to try to make their way to the Bella Center, where representatives from nearly 200 countries are meeting to try to reach an accord on climate change. A group of 50 to 100 delegates emerged from the convention center, seeking to meet with the protestors, but they, too, were driven back by the police."

John M. Broder and Tom Zeller Jr. report for the New York Times December 16, 2009.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009