democracynow.org - During the final official day of the United Nations climate change talks in Durban on Friday, more than 150 activists “occupied” the conference as they marched through the halls calling for a fair, legally binding agreement before before being told to leave by U.N. security. Protesters were careful not to disrupt the actual negotiations, and said a delay in action on climate change could cause large swaths of Africa to be uninhabitable. “Unlike some of the governments in these negotiations who talk democracy in one voice, and engage in awful acts of human rights abuses in the other ... we will show the highest tradition of peaceful, civil disobedience, which is our right,” says Kumi Naidoo, executive director of Greenpeace International, one of those expelled after the protest.
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