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Here’s why the UAE, the autocratic COP28 host, has to allow limited protests at the summit

Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As participants at the United Nations’ COP28 climate talks filed in for another day of talks, they found themselves greeted by a rare sight in the United Arab Emirates — a protest. From activism about the Israel-Hamas war to environmental issues, activists allowed into the UAE are being able to demonstrate Sunday under strict guidelines in this autocratic nation. Others from organizations long banned by the country also have been let in, providing them some the opportunity for the first time in about a decade to offer criticism — though many acknowledge it may seen them never allowed back in the country.

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