Over 200 people were arrested earlier today in Paris when protesters on hand for the COP21 global warming talks turned violent and trashed a memorial at the Place de la Republique for the victims of the terror attacks earlier this month.

Disgusting:

The protesters reportedly started throwing objects at the police, including candles from the memorial:

https://twitter.com/rennmax/status/670995475043131393

President Hollande called that protesters “scandalous” and said “these disruptive elements have nothing to do with defenders of the environment”:

France had actually banned protests in the wake of this months terror attacks, but the climate jerks don’t seem to care much about that:

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