Brutal Use of Force on Peaceful Climate Protesters Caught on Tape (Video)

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Photo via TreeHugger's Matt McDermott

With plenty of coverage focusing on all the protests and demonstrations going on in Copenhagen, it's easy to lose track of the fact that the vast, vast majority of these have been peaceful. But, as this video reveals, the Danish Politti aren't so inclined to take it easy. This pretty brutal use of force was caught on camera, and was employed to push back nonviolent climate protesters.

This violence took place during "Reclaim Power" climate justice march earlier today. For more details on the occurrence, see the Huffington Post Green's Demonstrations and Arrests Page. And see TreeHugger Senior Writer Matt McDermott, who's on the ground in Copenhagen, photos and analysis of the protests.

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