Paris police tear gas protesters as marches around the world demand climate change action

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Hundreds of thousands of people around the world marched on Sunday to call for the world to take action against climate change.

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The marches came a day before the globe's top leaders are set to gather in Paris for a crucial UN summit on climate change. Protesters took to the streets in London and Berlin; in Australia and Africa and Asia, and in cities across the U.S. There were more than 2,000 events across the globe. Organizers estimated that at least 570,000 people participated.

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In Paris itself, though, climate marchers had to face off against police who were enforcing a protest ban enacted by president Francois Hollande. Protesters placed tens of thousands of shoes on the Parisian streets to symbolize where their bodies would have been.

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Others formed a human change tens of thousands of people long.

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Of course, some people still wanted to march. In response, police used tear gas and pepper spray on them.

All in all, over 200 people were detained in Paris.

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