Katowice, Dec 8 (AP) Several thousand people gathered Saturday amid a heavy police presence in southern Poland for a "March for Climate" to encourage negotiators at climate talks to set ambitious goals.
Some of them were dressed as polar bears, some as orangutans, animals that are facing extinction from man-made global warming and deforestation.
Earlier Saturday, campaign group Climate Action Network said that one of its employees has been allowed to enter Poland after earlier being stopped by border guards citing unspecified security threats.
The group, an alliance of hundreds of organizations from around the world, said Polish authorities gave Belgium-based activist Zanna Vanrenterghem permission to continue to the UN climate summit in Katowice.
CAN had no immediate information about 12 other activists deported or denied entry to Poland in recent days. Poland introduced temporary random identity checks ahead of the conference, arguing they were needed for security. (AP) SCY
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