哥本哈根氣候談判:NGO遭驅離 催淚瓦斯、警棍加身 | 台灣環境資訊協會-環境資訊中心

哥本哈根氣候談判:NGO遭驅離 催淚瓦斯、警棍加身

2009年12月18日
摘譯自2009年12月16日ENS丹麥,哥本哈根報導;王茹涵編譯;蔡麗伶審校

Police surround protesters outside the climate summit at the Bella Centre in Copenhagen, December 16, 2009. (Photo by Matthew McDermott) 國際公民社會領袖表示,她們希望聯合國秘書長潘基文對警方濫權阻擋NGO代表進入氣候談判會場一事,發出禁令。

正當各國高層於周三(16日)早晨陸續抵達會場,丹麥強制驅離會場內外數百名環保人士以及持許可證的NGO代表。

即使場外並未發生任何暴力行為,丹麥警方仍向示威群眾噴灑催淚瓦斯,並以警棍毆打抗議人士。

大約4000名環保人士在會場「貝拉中心」外遊行,並試圖於場內立起「人民團結」的標語,然而被警方阻擋。丹麥警方表示,衝突後至少有260人被留滯。

丹麥警方使媒體與持許可證的NGO代表難以進入會場。約300名隸屬「氣候正義 現在就要」聯盟的NGO代表遊行至會場外,試圖加入場外由玻利維亞代表及原住民團體(Indigenous Peoples Caucus)領導的示威行列。

Police and protesters outside the Bella Centre, December 16, 2009 (Photo by Jack Lenk) Police and protesters outside the Bella Centre, December 16, 2009 (Photo by Jack Lenk)

由於警察高壓對待和平示威者,國際公民社會領袖在對潘基文的訴求中,批評德布爾和丹麥政府。

地球之友(Friends of the Earth)代表團過去兩周一直參與談判。但當16日代表團抵達會場時,儘管他們持有聯合國許可證及當日入場所需的雙重通行證,所有團員仍被拒於門外。

德布爾辯稱,取消部分非政府組織代表進場是為了「安全考量」。他指稱某些激進分子阻撓會議進行。
在回答關於警方對集結在貝拉中心外示威者採取行動的問題時,德布爾說:「我還沒有出去過,我不知道那裡發生的事情。」

環保人士痛責德布爾的言論,並指責他踏上錯誤的軌道。

一名「氣候正義,現在就要」聯盟成員多爾西(Michael Dorsey)表示,「像德布爾這種聯合國官員摧毀人民如言論、參與自由和集會權利這些基本自由時,我們知道我們生活在黑暗的時代。」

儘管維安嚴謹,數千名環保人士冒著冷冽的北風和零星降雪加入會場外的抗議。成功進入會場內的環保人士一整日也進行了無聲的抗議。

Civil Society Delegates Excluded from Climate Summit, Gassed, Beaten
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, December 16, 2009 (ENS)

International civil society leaders say they want UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to order a probe into police excesses against the representatives of nongovernmental organizations who are attending the world climate summit organized by the Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

As world leaders arrived here Wednesday morning for negotiations, the Danish police forcibly removed hundreds of activists and accredited NGO delegates from the summit compound.

Demonstrators were tear-gassed by the Danish police in the morning hours despite the fact that none of them had resorted to any act of violence. Police fired pepper spray and beat protesters with batons.

About 4,000 campaigners marched on the Bella Centre in an attempt to stage a "People's Assembly" inside the summit, but were stopped by police. At least 260 protesters have been detained following clashes outside the compound, said the Danish police spokesman Per Larsen.

The Danish police made it hard for journalists as well as accredited civil society activists to have unhindered access to the summit compound.

About 300 accredited NGO delegates who are part of the Climate Justice Now! Network marched out of the Bella Center and attempted to join the protests outside, led by members of the Bolivian delegation and the Indigenous Peoples Caucus.

In their appeal to Ban, activists criticized both the UNFCCC chief Yvo de-Boer and the Danish government for police high-handedness against peaceful protesters.

The Friends of the Earth delegation has been taking part in the negotiations over the past two weeks. When the delegation arrived today, all campaigners were denied access despite the fact that they were holding all the official UN badges as well as the secondary admission passes needed today.

For his part, de Boer defended the removal of some of the NGO representatives by saying that it was done so for the purpose of "safety."?He charged that some activists were bent on "interrupting the meetings."?
In response to a question about the police action against demonstrators who assembled in front of Bella Center, he said, "I haven't been outside. I don't know what is happening there."?

Activists deplored De Boer's remarks and charged that he was on the wrong track.

"We know we live in dark times when UN officials like de Boer undermine fundamental freedoms like freedom of expression, participation and the right to assembly," Michael Dorsey, a member of the Climate Justice Now! Network.

Despite tough policing, thousands of activists joined the protest outside the summit compound, braving chilly arctic winds and sporadic snowfall. Those who were inside also staged silent protests throughout the day.