Article published on the 2009-12-02 Latest update 2009-12-02 18:03 TU
The French parliament was evacuated on Wednesday following a telephone warning which said a bomb had been planted in the debating chamber. Environmental campaigners from Greenpeace had climbed on the roof and accessed the building.
A source from the National Assembly said they had received a warning about the bomb, but it was not clear whether this was linked to the action by Greenpeace.
Staff searched the parliament and gave the all-clear. No suspicious packages were found.
Before the evacuation, protestors had dropped into the chamber on a rope after French ecology minister Jean-Louis Borloo finished his speech.
Greenpeace were drawing attention to climate change ahead of the summit in Copenhagen. They unveiled t-shirts and banners reading, “Action, Mr President”.
The protestors were eventually thrown out.