Jul 27, 2001

from FREE SPEECH:
ITALIAN POLICEMAN CONFESSES TO HIS UNIT'S VIOLENCE AGAINST ACTIVISTS
IN GENOA. SAYS IT WAS PLANNED..
On the weekend of July 21st, at least 150,000 people confronted the
annual meeting of the G8 in Genoa, Italy. The leaders of the world's
8 most powerful countries were challenged by hundreds of groups
united against the economic policies imposed on the world by
corporate and government elites. Reports from Independent Media
Centers (IMC) in Genoa and around the world:
--One young demonstrator, Carlo Giuliani was killed by a policeman
who fired pistol bullets into his head at point blank range.
--Police attack Indy Media Center, steal computers, defense lawyers
files and cameras.
--Police attack school across from convergence center. Savagely beat
sleeping activists. Policeman later confesses to "Repubblica"
newspaper that they were ordered to attack activists and told
"nothing would happen to them."
--Hundreds of peaceful demonstrators were injured, many severely by
rampaging police.
--Over 500 demonstrators were arrested. There are many reports of
brutality and torture in Genoa's jails.
--Solidarity demonstrations against the G8 summit and police violence
have occurred in dozens of cities around the world, including
Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Boston, Brussels, Buenos Aires,
Helsinki, London, Istanbul, Los Angeles, Paris, Lima, Portland,
Vancouver, Vienna and Washington DC.

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