Climate Activists Scale Colosseum

Greenpeace protesters urge Copenhagen deal
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 9, 2009 8:16 AM CST
Climate Activists Scale Colosseum
Italian police officers look on as Greenpeace activists unroll a yellow banner reading "Copenhagen: make history now'' from the Colosseum, in Rome, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009.   (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

As the sun rose over the Colosseum in Rome this morning, something else was going up: Greenpeace activists climbed the first two tiers of the ancient building in a demonstration urging a climate change deal at Copenhagen. Protesters dressed in orange jumpsuits held up a banner reading, "Copenhagen: Make History Now," while 50 other protesters lay down on the ground to form the words "act now" with their bodies, AP reports.
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