Greenpeace activists were arrested on Friday, including after covering the pavement of Place de l’Etoile with yellow paint. Two of them hung out at the Arc de Triomphe to call on François Hollande for more renewable energy.
Greenpeace is used to punch operations. On Friday, two activists from the environmental association hung out at the Arc de Triomphe, carrying a small banner marked with: “Mr. Hollande, renew the energy”. The cobblestones of Place de l’Etoile have also been covered with yellow paint.
This action, launched on the sidelines of COP21 and started in the morning, brought together around 80 people, 50 on the ground and 30 on the famous Parisian monument, according to Greenpeace. At the beginning of the afternoon, the Prefecture of Police indicated that it had made “several arrests” in the monument and around it, without however specifying the number.
On its twitter account, the association which denounces damage to the environment, posted a photo of the Arc de triomphe with this message: “to save the climate, let’s renew energy! We need 100% renewable energy before 2050 “.
“On the Arc de Triomphe, we have a suspended activist. This symbol is the symbol of the future of the planet which hangs by a thread today. We can clearly see that François Hollande presents himself in champion of the climate but he does not decide to really initiate concrete measures to fight against climate change by developing renewable energy, “he added.
Traffic was cut off on Place de l’Etoile and security forces were present, reports Europe 1. The Prefecture of Police said it had made “several arrests” in and around the monument, without however specifying the number.
In a state of emergency, being able to thwart the security services raises questions.