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France: Extinction Rebellion barricades mall exits as protest rages into night

France, Paris
October 06, 2019 at 02:33 GMT +00:00 · Published

Several hundreds of Extinction Rebellion protesters, joined by various activist groups and Yellow Vests, barricaded themselves in the 'Italie Deux' shopping centre in Paris, despite police presence, as their occupation continued into the night on Saturday. They demanded action from the government on climate change.

Footage shows activists sitting on the floor, as police attempt to remove a banner that reads "Radical ecology, death to capital." Police were later seen trying to open the steel shutters behind which protesters were gathered.

An activist was also seen holding up a Yellow Vest, while facing police officers.

The occupation started on Saturday morning in the mall located in the 13th arrondissement of Paris, reportedly to denounce a "symbol of capitalism."

The operation, dubbed 'Last occupation before the end of the world', kicks off an international week of actions around the world.

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Several hundreds of Extinction Rebellion protesters, joined by various activist groups and Yellow Vests, barricaded themselves in the 'Italie Deux' shopping centre in Paris, despite police presence, as their occupation continued into the night on Saturday. They demanded action from the government on climate change.

Footage shows activists sitting on the floor, as police attempt to remove a banner that reads "Radical ecology, death to capital." Police were later seen trying to open the steel shutters behind which protesters were gathered.

An activist was also seen holding up a Yellow Vest, while facing police officers.

The occupation started on Saturday morning in the mall located in the 13th arrondissement of Paris, reportedly to denounce a "symbol of capitalism."

The operation, dubbed 'Last occupation before the end of the world', kicks off an international week of actions around the world.

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