Hundreds of climate change protesters converge on Biarritz for the G7 summit

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Hundreds of climate change protesters have converged on Biarritz for the G7 summit while some have planned to cross the border into Spain while carrying rubber dinghies.

Several of the world's leaders including Germany's chancellor Angela Merkel and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, have already arrived in the French town to discuss the environment this weekend.

Today - Monday - Politicians - Issues - Economy

From today through to Monday the politicians will talk about issues including the struggling global economy as well as the Amazon fires, which host French President Emmanuel Macron has put the top of the agenda.

This morning hundreds of protesters marched while carrying boats in a reference to migrants crossing the Mediterranean and some planned to cross into Spain from the French border village town of Hendaye.

March - Cardboard - Signs - Pictures - Earth

As the march began, they held cardboard signs with pictures of Earth, protesting against climate policies they blame on the G7 countries, while some held orange dinghies in reference to migrants.

Others were seen holding pictures of the faces of world leaders including Donald Trump, who arrived at the event at Saturday lunchtime.

Topics - Conversation - Event - Fires - Amazon

One of the major topics of conversation at the event is set to be the current fires in the Amazon. Angela Merkel has said the G7 leaders 'cannot be silent' in the face of fires sweeping parts of Brazil, and will call for everything to be done to halt them.

Mrs Merkel said in her weekly video message: 'Emmanuel Macron is right - our house is burning, and we cannot be silent.'

Leaders - World - Powers - Fires - Call

She said the leaders of the world's top economic powers are 'shaken' by the fires and that they will discuss 'how we can support and help there, and send a clear call that everything must be done so that the rainforest stops burning'.

Amid a series of policy and trade disagreements, which she did not address explicitly, Mrs...
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