Among the thousands of shoes was a pair each belonging to Ban Ki-Moon and Pope Francis

Video How 20000 shoes stood as protesters ahead of UN Climate SummitTwitter
news UN Climate Summit Tuesday, December 01, 2015 - 13:35

As world leaders met in Paris to discuss issues concerning the environment at the COP21 climate change summit, a symbolic protest took place at the Place de la Republiqueon Sunday.

Nearly twenty thousand shoes were placed on the road instead of protestors, who failed to turn up due to security concerns, following the November 13 terror attacks in Paris.   

Activists from several countries were earlier set to assemble protesting against heads of government for their lack of intent in tackling environmental issues.

 Online activist organization Avaaz.org, left the shoes gathered from various people on the road, for the local people to add on to. Among the thousands of shoes was a pair belonging to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and Pope Francis.  

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