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France: Environmental activists occupy Paris shopping mall

France, Paris
October 05, 2019 at 17:45 GMT +00:00 · Published

Several hundred protesters, including Extinction Rebellion activists, occupied the 'Italie Deux' shopping centre in the 13th arrondissement of Paris on Saturday, demanding action from the government on climate change.

The activists dubbed the Saturday action 'The last occupation before the end of the world.' The protest will kick off an international week of actions across the world.

The protesters occupied the shopping centre, which they deemed "emblematic of the unfair and destructive economic system," blocking access to the building and erecting barricades.

One activist argued that numerous legal actions, marches and rallies have had a "limited influence, impact on the decision of the politics," adding that "now people actually have to go to direct action, so direct action means we occupy."

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Several hundred protesters, including Extinction Rebellion activists, occupied the 'Italie Deux' shopping centre in the 13th arrondissement of Paris on Saturday, demanding action from the government on climate change.

The activists dubbed the Saturday action 'The last occupation before the end of the world.' The protest will kick off an international week of actions across the world.

The protesters occupied the shopping centre, which they deemed "emblematic of the unfair and destructive economic system," blocking access to the building and erecting barricades.

One activist argued that numerous legal actions, marches and rallies have had a "limited influence, impact on the decision of the politics," adding that "now people actually have to go to direct action, so direct action means we occupy."

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