Wherever in the world G-12 economic summits take place, a motley crowd of anarchists follows. They throw bombs, smash windows, fight with policemen and get themselves arrested. Generally they are released within a few hours to carry on their “anti-globalization” campaign.
With the UN-sponsored conference on climate change scheduled to begin tomorrow in Copenhagen, the authorities are taking no chances:
“This is surely the biggest police action we have ever had in Danish history,” said Per Larsen, the chief coordinating officer for the Copenhagen police force.
One wonders what sort of protests they are expecting. Will Lord Monckton throw Molotov cocktails, or Pat Michaels smash bank windows? I very much doubt it. Will the ragtag band of protesters who haunt many international conferences show up? Of course not: they’re in favor of reducing the world’s standard of living, ostensibly to control carbon emissions. Nevertheless, the Copenhagen police, anticipating trouble, have prepared “an elaborate holding facility with three dozen steel cages to accommodate over 350 potential troublemakers.” Here are the steel cages:
It would be nice if the world’s police forces would mobilize such harsh measures against actual criminals. Copenhagen’s cops are evidently expecting riots; actually, we skeptics just wish the global warming alarmists would agree to debate us.