Re: FW: G8 (a report from a friend who was there)

From: scerir (
Date: Tue Jul 24 2001 - 02:24:06 MDT

Leonardo wrote:
> Just for the record, the report was an email from a very good friend of mine
> who is traveling in Europe at the moment. It was not a "propaganda message"
> from some "group" fabricating and exaggerating events.

The reporter wrote these figures: 300,000 protesters and 60,000 cops.
Unfortunately cops were just 15,000, partly inside the "red" area, where
was the summit + 5,000 journalists + 9,000 people attending the meeting,
partly inside the surrounding "yellow" area. About 200,000 protesters
were inside the "yellow" area, trying to break through the "red" zone
(about 1,500 protesters with molotov bottles, bars, stones, etc.).

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