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Paris summit: French police detain 208 after climate change demonstration

French police detained 208 people and kept a total of 174 in custody, after activists clashed with police in Paris

AFP/PTI  |  Paris 

Activists form a human chain during a protest ahead of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, in Paris, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. More than 140 world leaders are gathering around Paris for high-stakes climate talks that start Monday, and activists are holdi
Activists form a human chain during a protest ahead of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, in Paris, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. AP/PTI

French police detained 208 people and kept a total of 174 in custody, after activists clashed with police in Paris today ahead of key climate talks, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said.

The minister said the acts of violence in central Paris by the protesters, who hurled bottles and candles at police, must be "firmly" condemned.

The violence took place at the Place de la Republique where flowers and candles have been left in memory of the 130 people who died in the Paris attacks November 13.

First Published: Mon, November 30 2015. 01:32 IST