30 Nov '15, 10pm

Paris didn't march against climate change, but its shoes did https://t.co/afIW4wbYHS https://t.co/jd0bcoc4kI

After the French government cancelled demonstrations in Paris citing security in the wake of the November 13 terrorism attacks, climate-change protestors found a different way to make their will known: with their shoes. The day before climate negotiations began on Monday, 11,000 pairs of shoes appeared in the Place de la République in silent protest of inaction in the face of a warming planet. Among the people represented? His Holiness Pope Francis , who added a pair of shoes bearing his name and the inscription Laudato Si (“Praised be”) to the scores of others. “Like thousands of Parisians who can’t march, Pope Francis will be represented by ‘marching shoes’ laid out at the start of route,” Emma Ruby-Sachs, acting executive director of Avaaz , the activist network that started the shoe collection, said in a statement. “Together with the hundreds of thousands who will take...

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