Re: NEWS: Genoa riots

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Sat Jul 21 2001 - 14:16:16 MDT

Anders Sandberg wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 21, 2001 at 07:55:52PM +0100, scerir wrote:
> >
> > > Seeing one's hometown trashed with also leave a bad taste in the
> > > mouth. They may just have gone too far this time.
> >
> > One shot dead, yesterday. About 200 injured. About 200
> > protesters arrested (also from CH, D, F, USA). Tomorrow
> > the final battle. But this is the last G-8 summit, for sure.
> One of the effects of this is of course an increase in distance between
> the public and the elected. Security is beefed up, meetings are held
> discreetly or in secret and getting access to information is hindered.
> Lovely if you are a technocrat or elitist.

The individual 'shot' was a person who tossed a fire extinguisher
through the back window of a police vehicle that had people in it. For
all the occupants knew, the protester was tossing in a bomb or a molotov
cocktail. Additionally, he was not killed by shooting, when the
occupants of the vehicle fled the vehicle in fear of the 'extinguisher'
blowing up, the vehicle, which was in reverse, drove itself over the
protester. I'd say this is a Darwin Award nominee.

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