"One of the questions hanging over Copenhagen for these two weeks is whether there will be significant violence, especially at mass rallies. The city’s English-language newspaper ... has an interesting article about the very long shifts that Danish police will be working during the climate talks -- 16 hour shifts for 14 straight days. It goes on to wonder if an exhausted police officer is more likely to be irritable and to use poor judgment in high-tension confrontations with protestors." Jonathan Hiskes reports for Grist Dec. 8, 2009.
"Around 20,000 people joined a climate change march in central London on Saturday calling for world leaders to agree a deal to protect the environment at their summit in Copenhagen." Reuters had the story Dec. 7, 2009.
"As the formal U.N. climate talks got underway in the belly of Copenhagen's Bella Center on Monday, just up the road, a broad coalition of Danish and international environmental movements, civil society organizations, and freelance campaigners were busy launching a self-described 'people's summit.'" Lars Kroldrup reports for Green Inc. in the New York Times Dec. 8, 2009.
"The largest-ever gathering of climate protesters will assemble in Copenhagen this week for the long-awaited COP15 summit, raising the prospect of clashes with authorities as they attempt to highlight their concerns to world leaders." Up to 50,000 are expected over the 11-day meeting. George Webster reports for CNN December 7, 2009.
"COPENHAGEN — At an abandoned beer warehouse in this city’s Valby district, law enforcement officials have constructed an elaborate holding facility with three dozen steel cages to accommodate more than 350 potential troublemakers during a United Nations climate conference that gets under way here on Monday." Tom Zeller reports for the New York Times Dec. 6, 2009.