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It’s gonna get ugly…

December 14, 2009

I was stranded outside this evening, in the freezing cold, as the police barricaded the Bella Centre amidst the chants of protestors who were banging on the railings to be let in. The queue for entry into the COP 15 venue extended all the way towards the Metro station.

I couldn’t get a picture because, as always, I was the shortest person in the line. As I scampered defeatedly towards the train station, someone shouted “WE’RE BLOODY OFFICIALS YOU MORONS!!!” I guess NGOs aren’t the only people getting left out.

Officials, press and NGOs waiting to get their accreditation weren’t allowed in from 1pm. One of our volunteers who arrived today waited from 8am to 5pm to get his accreditation, but was turned away after 9 hours of queueing.

It’s gonna get crazy the next couple of days.

Live from COP 15 [in the cold]
ECO Singapore

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