185 climate protesters detained by police at Brussels car show
February 17, 2020
Europe

185 climate protesters detained by police at Brussels car show

BRUSSELS- On Saturday, 185 protesters from the environmental protest group Extinction Rebellion were detained by police for staging demonstrations at a car show. The protests were directed towards the CO2 emissions produced by the auto industry causing climate change.

Just days after the European Commission unveiled ideas on the financing of Green Deal aiming to make the EU a carbon-neutral area by 2050.

An Extinction Rebellion spokesman Christophe Meierhans said that the car industry was targetted as it indulged in a lot of lies for more car sales.

Protesters were taken away by police and the security from the show briefly blocked the area’s access.

Later, a “die-in” was planned by demonstrators outside the entrance of the show and were removed by police without resisting arrest.

The organisers of the show expected 500,000 visitors for the 10-day car show.

(Photos syndicated via Reuters)
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