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Flash mob protests climate change

Over 100 Montrealers formed a noisy flash mob at Place-des-Arts this Monday as part of the international Climate Change Wake-Up Call demonstrations, organized by tcktcktck campaign members Avaaz, Oxfam, Greenpeace, and others. Participants rang cellphone alarms and bells, played drums and harmonicas, clapped, and cheered well past the proposed five minutes starting at 5:35 p.m. Afterward, they phoned the Prime Minister and other Canadian MPs’ offices, urging them to pass Bill C-311, which would mandate an 80 per cent of CO2 reduction below 1990 levels by 2050, before the end of the year.

A similar event took place at 12:18 p.m. at the Roddick Gates Monday, signalling the last day of talks to be held at COP15, the United Nations Climate Change Conference taking place in Copenhagen from December 7 to 18 this year.