Climate activists stage sit-ins at La Défense business district

The hashtag #RepubliqueDesPollueurs - or Republic of Polluters - was trending this Friday on French Twitter. This as climate activists organised a sit-in at Paris's business district La Défense. It echoes the Extinction Rebellion movement that's been calling for civil disobedience in the face of climate change. Also, online tributes have been pouring in for investigative journalist Lyra McKee. The 29-year-old was shot dead at a riot in Northern Ireland.


Lastly, Instagram has reportedly been floating the idea of hiding the number of likes on posts... The social media is trying to find ways to reduce pressure on users who are addicted to the heart-shaped button.

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