Authorities Arrested Environmental Protesters on the Steps of the Palais During Cannes

'If we don't do something, there will be no advertising industry on a dead planet'

CANNES, France—The mid-week midday shuffle was interrupted on Wednesday when a handful of protesters gathered around the hub of sanctioned events at the Palais during the Cannes Lions festival and demanded that the advertising industry recognize the looming consequences of climate change.

The advocacy group, which calls itself the Extinction Rebellion and originated in the U.K., claimed that police arrested at least a dozen of its members. Festival attendees stopped in their tracks to record the unfolding situation and watched as authorities carried at least two protesters down the carpeted red steps.

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