Re: NEWS: Genoa riots

From: J Corbally (
Date: Sun Jul 22 2001 - 15:30:30 MDT

>Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2001 21:00:53 +0200
>From: Anders Sandberg <>
>Subject: Re: NEWS: Genoa riots
>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.

Yup, and then they'll point and say "See, we told you they were secretive!".

No win scenario. Hold it in a city, the AGs will riot. Hold it on a
remote island, and the AGs will say your hiding something. Still, I think
this point wouldn't be lost on the general public.

I caught a glimpse of an article in an Irish newspaper, and apparently the
father of the deceased is blaming the rioters, not the police.


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