Copenhagen

Police Battle Protesters

Protests at Copenhagen heated up on Wednesday as police used tear gas and batons to beat back hundreds of demonstrators and arrested 250 people. The demonstrators are protesting from the left and are angry over the slow progress and lack of transparency. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown was reportedly stuck in the conference center for security reasons. Also in Copenhagen news, Danish environment minister Connie Hedegaard resigned as summit president and announced she will be replaced by Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen.