As we sit in Oksnehallen Hall, we are keenly aware that, unless a miracle happens within the next several hours, the talks at Bella Center have all but failed. I don’t care if I’m being too negative–that’s the truth, and everyone here can sense it.
We have tried to protest–which is not always easy to do when you are denied access to your own leaders and delegates. We formed a giant crowd dressed as our heads of state (I was Angela Merckl for some reason)–a giant wall of shame.
Others of us protested by shaving their heads–to shock the world with “sudden change”, show the ugliness of the UN negotiations, or show the level of committment and a willingness to sacrifice needed to avert global catastrophe, depending on who you ask.
We were also planning on having a candle-light vigil in front of Oksnehallen, arially spelling out the words “CLIMATE SHAME”. The police, who have been generally awful to NGOs and protestors over the last two weeks, have refused. No reason was given. I am truly disgusted.
I can now hear the sound of many rotors. Fact–helicopters have been circling KlimaForum for the last several days…criminalizing the folks who just want to make the world a better place. Maybe they should be circling the Bella Center instead, seeing that that’s where the criminals are.