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Fake blood flows at anti-extinction protest in Paris

AFP  |  Paris 

Environmental protesters spilled fake blood Sunday on the steps of the Trocadero, a tourist landmark, in a stunt to highlight the accelerated loss of on Earth, AFP journalists reported.

As sightseers and police looked on, members of the Extinction Rebellion campaign group emptied canisters containing around 300 litres of red liquid on the famous esplanade across from the

Brandishing banners with the slogan: "Stop the sixth mass extinction", the protesters then observed a few minutes' silence before cleaning the steps.

Also on Sunday, six Extinction Rebellion activists were detained in the south-west city of for putting up a banner overnight on the scaffolding of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a popular

In a landmark report last week, the warned that a million of Earth's estimated eight million species are at risk of extinction.

The campaign group was set up in Britain last year by academics and has become one of the world's fastest-growing environmental movements.

It advocates the use of non-violent acts of civil disobedience to force governments to declare a climate and ecological emergency, reduce and halt loss.

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First Published: Sun, May 12 2019. 18:10 IST