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Climate Protesters at Venice Film Festival Hold Red Carpet Sit-In

8th September 2019
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Climate protest activists target the Venice Film Festival, Italy, citing large cruiseships (for example above in July) damage the environment Climate protest activists target the Venice Film Festival, Italy, citing large cruiseships (for example above in July) damage the environment Photo: End Cruise Ships in Venice-facebook

Activists in their hundreds, BBC News reports, have staged a sit-in on the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival in protest at the huge cruise ships they say are damaging the environment.

The protest came hours ahead of Saturday's closing ceremony, with guests due to include the Rolling Stones star Mick Jagger.

The Italian government recently announced that large cruise ships would be banned from the city's historic centre.

For more click here on this story featuring a video of the sit-in protest.

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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