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Protesters kept away from G7 but message getting across


<p>Giant puppets of world leaders attempting to pull Donald Trump towards the Paris climate deal … just one of the scenes at the G7 summit in Sicily.</p> <p>The gathering may be closed off to protesters, but they made sure their message was heard loud and clear by the media.</p> <p>Greenpeace and Oxfam both carried out performances for the cameras in a town near where the G7 is being held.<br /> Lucas Iacoboni, the head of the climate and energy campaign for Greenpeace Italy, told reporters: “G7 countries played a major role in polluting our planet and must now lead the way to the solution.</p> <p>“For this reason Greenpeace is calling G7 leaders to reaffirm their commitment to improve the Paris agreement.<br /> “If leaders like Trump will not respect their obligations, the rest of the G7 must go forward, because we do not have time.”</p> <p>Trump had threatened to initiate protectionist policies and pull the US out of the Paris climate change deal signed in 2015.</p>