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Londoners turn blue for climate protest (Time to CAPTION a few chilly warmers!)
Sky News ^ | 12/06/09

Posted on 12/05/2009 1:10:25 PM PST by Libloather

Londoners turn blue for climate protest
Updated: 07:30, Sunday December 6, 2009

Thousands of people have painted themselves blue and marched through central London to call for action on climate change.

Two days before a crucial climate summit begins in Copenhagen, protesters decked themselves out in blue facepaint, eyeshadow, wigs and stockings and converged on Big Ben on a grey Saturday afternoon.

Organisers said 40,000 people took part while the Metropolitan Police put numbers at 20,000. Demand action until blue in the face,' one placard read, while others said quit dirty coal'.

The peaceful protest stopped traffic as it moved from Grosvenor Square past landmarks like Trafalgar Square and the houses of parliament at Westminster.

Cheering participants greeted the 3pm chimes of Big Ben with a communal wave of hands - many of them painted blue.

Mary Hallaway, a 77-year-old who travelled from Cumbria for the march, said the Copenhagen conference - and tackling climate change - are of 'enormous importance' to her.

I'm worried about Copenhagen but I'm not despairing, Dr Hallaway, dressed in a blue jumper and brooch, told AAP.

I think it will take time, it's too important to give up.

Some protesters told AAP they admired Australian PM Kevin Rudd's stance on climate change, while others berated Australia for not doing enough to reduce emissions and fostering the coal industry.

Marchers bore placards saying 'ban domestic flights' and jeered when planes flew overhead. But the mood was generally cheerful and family-friendly as marchers chatted, carried children on their shoulders, rode bicycles and dressed up as pandas and mother earth.

What do we want, climate justice, when do we want it, now, they chanted.

A police spokesman said he was not aware of any incidents or arrests.

The march was organised by Stop Climate Chaos, a coalition of non-government organisations including Oxfam and Greenpeace. The coalition called on rich countries to cut carbon emissions by 40 per cent by 2020 at Copenhagen - a more ambitious target than most leaders have accepted.

The Copenhagen summit, which runs for two weeks from Monday, is being held to forge a new agreement to tackle climate change.

That's proving a difficult task as countries struggle to agree on who should do what. The UK has taken a leading role in pushing for ambitious action on climate change, particularly on the hot topic of funding for poorer nations.

The EU has promised to cut emissions by 20 to 30 per cent by 2020, which is among the most ambitious pledges on the table for Copenhagen.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: caption; climate; copenhagen; globalwarming; greenpeace; leftwingnuts; oxfam; photoshop; stopclimatechaos; usefulidiots
A great display of the newest winter wear...


An environmental activist is in a white animal suit, as environmental campaigners gather in Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday Dec. 5, 2009, to call on the government to push for a meaningful deal at the upcoming UN climate change summit in Copenhagen. The protest entitled the Wave March was part of a series of events taking place around Europe today and was joined by political and environmental leaders. (AP Photo / Danny Lawson, PA)

1 posted on 12/05/2009 1:10:26 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

I suggest that they hold their collective breaths until they are a permanent blue. That will save on CO2 and that awful paint pollution.


2 posted on 12/05/2009 1:12:38 PM PST by Steamburg ( Your wallet speaks the only language most politicians understand.)
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To: Libloather

They are protesting the Earth and the Sun’s natural changes through the eons. It’s hard to relate to such an ignorant, small minded, self centered mentality.


3 posted on 12/05/2009 1:12:44 PM PST by allmost
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To: Libloather

In a perfect world? Cyanosis.

4 posted on 12/05/2009 1:13:11 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: Libloather
and jeered when planes flew overhead

Oh, FFS. Get a grip, you loons!

5 posted on 12/05/2009 1:13:20 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Libloather
Liberal idiots... I wonder if they appreciate the irony that turning blue means facing death in real life!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

6 posted on 12/05/2009 1:13:51 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

LOL.


7 posted on 12/05/2009 1:14:03 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: goldstategop

Or that you’re “cold.” Meanwhile, they want Copenhagen to restrict activity to prevent AGW, allegedly.


8 posted on 12/05/2009 1:15:29 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: allmost
Most appear to be young people.

When this started, according to Hillary: Gore's campaign is aimed at young people to get them active in politics.

We can see the result in this crowd of the indoctrination: Kids without minds of their own!!

9 posted on 12/05/2009 1:16:21 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Libloather

Facepaint label: Made in China
10 posted on 12/05/2009 1:17:18 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Daddy's First Christmas!)
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To: Libloather

Climate Change.
Thy end is Nigh!

Bwhahahahah!

Ni! Ni! Ni!


11 posted on 12/05/2009 1:19:19 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Sacajaweau
Most appear to be young people.

The older, smarter folks are sitting in front of a nice, warm **GASP** wood fire.

12 posted on 12/05/2009 1:19:39 PM PST by Libloather (Tea totaler, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Here protestors paint yo face with
some of this here Gentian Violet
it’s all natural, and organic too.


13 posted on 12/05/2009 1:20:37 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Libloather

Lord, I’ll have to remember that if they do something
like that here. I could have a stand with

Organic, all natural face painting,
$5.
I’d be rich and laughing all the way to
the gas station.


14 posted on 12/05/2009 1:23:01 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Sacajaweau

They need the young, inexperienced minds. Misdirecting youthful discontent in the population at large.


15 posted on 12/05/2009 1:24:42 PM PST by allmost
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To: tet68
25% lead
25% asbestos
25% medical waste
25% Coca-Cola
16 posted on 12/05/2009 1:26:45 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Daddy's First Christmas!)
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To: Libloather

Attack of the Smurfs!


17 posted on 12/05/2009 1:28:11 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Libloather
Apocolypto Blue

18 posted on 12/05/2009 2:15:06 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: Libloather


Bill Clinton seen attending the protests in London, an admirer overreacts and overcompensates.


19 posted on 12/05/2009 2:28:23 PM PST by Electric Graffiti (Yonder stands your orphan with his gun)
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To: Libloather

Notice how the signs are all professionally made? Someone is trying to protect their investment in this scam!


20 posted on 12/05/2009 2:47:22 PM PST by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: Libloather

I never knew that the Smurfs were British.


21 posted on 12/05/2009 2:52:00 PM PST by Redcloak ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Libloather; reagan_fanatic; a real Sheila; 50mm; Lizavetta; Roscoe Karns; edzo4; Netizen; ...
dumbasses
22 posted on 12/05/2009 3:03:20 PM PST by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: Libloather

23 posted on 12/05/2009 3:20:10 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Socialism is hip until somebody loses a paycheck)
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To: Nateman

24 posted on 12/05/2009 4:03:30 PM PST by 50mm (AARP is a steaming pile)
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To: Nateman

25 posted on 12/05/2009 4:11:12 PM PST by 50mm (AARP is a steaming pile)
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To: Libloather
The coalition called on rich countries to cut carbon emissions by 40 per cent by 2020 at Copenhagen

"And, Dude!, when we've made the rich countries poor too, they won't be able to afford leather. Then they'll, like, have to buy our hemp belts and sandals!"

26 posted on 12/05/2009 4:27:46 PM PST by Stultis (Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia; Democrats always opposed waterboarding as torture)
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To: 50mm
mouthscam

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain! We're doomed I say, DOOOOOMed!

27 posted on 12/05/2009 6:02:11 PM PST by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: Nateman

Very nice! LOL

I’m going back to work on this one.


28 posted on 12/05/2009 6:06:30 PM PST by 50mm (AARP is a steaming pile)
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To: 50mm

I wait with anticipation!


29 posted on 12/05/2009 6:30:09 PM PST by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: Nateman
Here you go!


30 posted on 12/05/2009 6:36:42 PM PST by 50mm (AARP is a steaming pile)
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To: 50mm

Cute! OK not really. But funny!


31 posted on 12/05/2009 6:40:00 PM PST by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: Nateman

Ooh! Some artifacts that need removing!


32 posted on 12/05/2009 6:41:16 PM PST by 50mm (AARP is a steaming pile)
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To: 50mm
">mouth
33 posted on 12/05/2009 6:46:29 PM PST by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: Libloather
If they want to impress me they can start with a mass suicide.
34 posted on 12/05/2009 6:48:03 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (I miss the competent fiscal policy and flag waving patriotism of the Carter Administration)
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To: Libloather

If you don’t believe in something, you’ll fall for anything.


35 posted on 12/05/2009 6:51:57 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Nateman

I need new glasses! Aaaaahhhhh!


36 posted on 12/05/2009 6:52:10 PM PST by 50mm (AARP is a steaming pile)
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To: 50mm; Nateman

LoL not seiu, UIU

Useful idiots Unite!

AL’s Globull flaming mouth disease.


37 posted on 12/05/2009 7:17:39 PM PST by Freedom2specul8 (Vote conservative....Please pray for our Troops, our Vets, our Country, Families and Friends)
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To: Libloather

The lesbians are in utter agony for no reason.
38 posted on 12/05/2009 7:35:58 PM PST by NightOfTheLivingDems (Destroy the Dems in Two Thousand Ten)
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~

Socialist European Idiots Unite! (SEIU)


39 posted on 12/05/2009 7:44:09 PM PST by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: Libloather

“We’re British, liberal and we’re all bloody stupid!!’’.


40 posted on 12/05/2009 7:44:48 PM PST by JoeMac (''Dats all I can stands 'cuz I can't stands no more''. Popeye The Sailorman)
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To: Libloather

Those folks are so cold they’re turning blue.

Get them some global warming asap!


41 posted on 12/05/2009 8:01:37 PM PST by RJL
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To: RJL

42 posted on 12/05/2009 10:53:52 PM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: Libloather

the obligatory arrested development reference: I just blue myself.


43 posted on 12/05/2009 11:23:30 PM PST by RAR
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To: Libloather

At least they aren’t naked this time.


44 posted on 12/05/2009 11:25:51 PM PST by Trillian
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To: Trillian

Is it legal for the insane to protest like this?


45 posted on 12/06/2009 6:19:23 PM PST by hal ogen
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To: Libloather

46 posted on 12/06/2009 7:17:19 PM PST by garjog (Used to be liberals were just people to disagree with. Now they are a threat to our existence.)
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