"I call it scientific fascism," said Mr. F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr., Wisconsin Republican and the top GOP member on the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, who has been selected for a congressional delegation attending the Copenhagen conference. "The U.N. should throw a red flag; it should call a time out. If it takes a year or two to get to the bottom of the Climategate scandal, so be it."
Some small protests occurred during the first week of the conference. A much larger march was held in Copenhagen on 12 December calling for a global agreement on climate. Between 40,000 and 100,000 people attended. It was reported that 968 protesters were detained at the event, including 19 who were arrested for carrying pocket knives and wearing masks during the demonstration. Of these all but 13 were released without charge. One police officer was injured by a rock and a protester was injured by fireworks. Some protestors were kettled by police and detained for several hours without access to food, water or toilets, before being arrested and taken to a holding facility on coaches. Protestors were said to be angry at the use of what they considered "heavy-handed" police tactics.
I might add it was frigid cold all across the northern hemisphere, creating mild embarrassment for the global warming advocates.