France has placed twenty four environmental activists under house arrest using the emergency laws implemented after the Paris shootings ahead of the United Nations climate talks.
The Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said that activists were thought to be planning violent protests on Sunday,one day before the summit is scheduled to begin.
Cazeneuve said in a speech on Saturday, “These twenty four people have been placed under house arrest because they have been violent during demonstrations in the past and because they have said they would not respect the state of emergency”.
According to local media, the activists will remain on house arrest for the entire time of the United Nations conference.
Since November 14 an estimated three hundred and twelve people have been place on house arrest in France which includes the twenty four environmental activists.