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‘Flintstones’ busted in Brussels

“Fred and Wilma Flintstone” were arrested as they approached theEuropean Parliament&nbsp; in Brussels earlier this week to protest about theinfluence of the auto industry on proposals to curb carbon dioxideemissions from cars.<br />


“Fred and Wilma Flintstone” were arrested as they approached the European Parliament in Brussels earlier this week to protest about the influence of the auto industry on proposals to curb carbon dioxide emissions from cars.

Six Greenpeace activists dressed as cavemen and travelling in a Flintstones-style vehicle were detained along with three others for public order offences, police said.

A stone tablet accusing car lobbyists of driving climate change was confiscated before it could be delivered to lawmakers, a Greenpeace spokeswoman said.

The European Parliament will this week start debating legislation to force down CO2 emissions from cars, with fines on manufacturers that fail to comply.

 
 
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