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Spain: Extinction Rebellion target COP25 with civil disobedience

Spain, Madrid
December 03, 2019 at 14:50 GMT +00:00 · Published

Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists targeted the 25th Conference of Parties (COP) in Madrid on Tuesday.

Protesters blocked one of the capital's major arteries in Plaza de Cibeles, where demonstrators proceeded to jump into the emblematic fountain.

Life jackets and paper boats were also floating in the fountain's waters, symbolising the importance of climate refugees. Police eventually evacuated the square and handed activists an official warning.

Tuesday's protest was part of a campaign of civil disobedience timed to coincide with COP25.

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Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists targeted the 25th Conference of Parties (COP) in Madrid on Tuesday.

Protesters blocked one of the capital's major arteries in Plaza de Cibeles, where demonstrators proceeded to jump into the emblematic fountain.

Life jackets and paper boats were also floating in the fountain's waters, symbolising the importance of climate refugees. Police eventually evacuated the square and handed activists an official warning.

Tuesday's protest was part of a campaign of civil disobedience timed to coincide with COP25.

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