Climate Activists Clash With Police Outside Pre-COP 26 Meeting in Milan

Climate activists clashed with police in Milan on September 30 as the last ministerial meeting before the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP 26, got underway.

Video by Global Project shows police with riot shields and batons clashing with climate activists at the MiCo convention center in Milan, where the pre-COP 26 meeting was taking place.

The activists were holding a “Milan Climate Camp”, which Global Project described as four days dedicated to the climate and “against the greenwashing of summits like these, unable to make the right decisions to protect the environment and solve the climate crisis”.

The Pre-COP 26 meeting in Milan, taking place until October 2, sees ministers from several countries discussing some of the key issues that will be addressed at COP 26.

COP 26 was supposed to take place in 2020, but was cancelled due to the pandemic. The event will be held in Scotland this year, from November 1-12 . Credit: Global Project via Storyful

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