Police are prepared that saturday's demonstrations may turn violent

Danish Police Turn Back Swedish Troublemakers

Danish police, preparing themselves for a massive demonstration against the climate negotiations in Copenhagen on Saturday, have turned back at the border a number of Swedes with "a history of vandalism in Sweden."

Copenhagen police spokesman Flemming Steen Munch told AFP that the Swedes had paint bombs in their luggage.

Police have beefed up security at Denmark's land and sea borders in a bid to prevent troublemakers from entering the country. Violent far-left groups have already threatened via Internet sites to join the protests against the climate negotiations, which they say do not address the concerns of the poor countries most threatened by global warming.

Police estimate around 80,000 demonstrators to take part in the six kilometre march which has been organised by groups from 67 countries, including Sweden.

On Friday 68 protestors of mixed nationalities were taken into custody "as a preventative measure as police suspected they might commit illegal acts.

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