Climate activists from France and Italy block Mount Blanc tunnel

PARIS, Dec 9 (Reuters) - French and Italian climate activists on Friday were blocking entrances to the Mont Blanc tunnel in Chamonix on the French side and in Courmayeur on the Italian side to raise awareness about climate change.

The action that started at 1130 GMT was carried out by some 20 activists from Derniere Renovation (France) and Ultima Generazione (Italy), two sister organisations that belong to the A22 civil resistance movement, the joint statement said.

It was aimed at putting pressure on the French and Italian governments to act to limit climate change.

"We are blocking the road today to open a new route for tomorrow's children," said Luca, 28, from Ultra Generazione.

Reporting by Dominique Vidalon; Editing by Benoit Van Overstraeten

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