Police fire tear gas at Copenhagen protestors, forcibly move protesters away from summit site: BBC

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Police fire tear gas at Copenhagen protestors, forcibly move protesters away from summit site: BBC

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Police have fired tear gas as hundreds of protesters tried to break through a perimeter fence at the UN climate summit venue in Copenhagen.

The Bella Centre, where the conference is taking place, has now been shut off, says the BBC's Sarah Mukherjee.

Activists have been angered by lack of progress on a new climate deal and also by restrictions on access to the talks.

The protesters had marched to the summit across Copenhagen and police said they had detained about 100.