Re: NEWS: Genoa riots

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Sun Jul 22 2001 - 09:32:17 MDT

Carlos Gonzalia wrote:
> spoils of IMF/WB/etc policies. Of course, for the most part we don't make
> the news in the big media, even when the protests go bad (a quite common
> occurrence) and you have both lootings and violence by the radicalized
> worker sectors, and also trigger happy lunatics in the security forces
> controlling the protests. In Argentina, indiscriminate use of live ammo to
> "disperse protests" is not unusual. Of course, innocents have died, and no
> guilty parties have ever been found, even less indicted. A new phenomenom has
> been noted in some recent protests, too: snipers taking on the security forces.
> Considering the current economical situation, I think we are bound to see
> a lot of violence on both sides, and deaths due to it, become a common thing.

First off: there is no such thing as an 'innocent rioter'.

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