|Karin Spaink on Sun, 22 Jul 2001 03:48:00 +0200 (CEST)|
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>From http://www.indymedia.org/ : Brutal Police Assault On Building Opposite IMC Leaves 20 Seriously Wounded update 0:47 GMT July 22: Police entered the Radio Gap studio and the Italy IMC. Tear gas was fired around the IMC as the police broken into the center. Police batton charged inside the IMC. A reporter from IMC-UK, who is inside the center, is reporting that there are 10 injured people inside the IMC, three of whom were taken away by ambulance. Some computers monitors were broken by the police. Those inside the center are requesting that people contact media and governments to dennounce the activities of the Italian police. Outside the media center, there have been reports that many people have been beaten. As of 0:48 GMT, police have left the building. Reports have come in that police have been confiscating video tapes of people filming outside the imc. Listen to the police raid (it). Police are claiming that they found "black bloc" outfits inside of the IMC, justifying their raid. And then: update 1:20 GMT July 22: Cell phone reports are keeping us updated with events from Genova. An hour ago, POLICE STORMED the building that hosted the IMC with tear gas and batons, and the building opposite that hosted other GSF groups. About ten people escaped from windows. The police held people and took IDs. According to the medics on the scene, there have been approximately 20 seriously injured people from police violence. Corporate media have been reporting 3 person dead, but those reports have NOT been confirmed, and medics said this was not true. The school opposite the IMC building was where the worst police violence occured. Floors are covered in blood. Police assault lasted over 45 minutes. Several people have been carried out in black bags. The people in the street where chanting en masse "fascist" and "bastardo". The wounded were carried out on strechers continuously and taken to ambulances that arrived with the police. Police sealed off street by surprise and a helicopter remained low overhead like a military operation. A temporary hospital was set up on the 1st floor of the IMC building to treat wounded. - K - -- I am an optimist. but about nothing. - Painter Francis Bacon ______________________________________________________ * Verspreid via nettime-nl. Commercieel gebruik niet * toegestaan zonder toestemming. <nettime-nl> is een * open en ongemodereerde mailinglist over net-kritiek. * Meer info, archief & anderstalige edities: * http://www.nettime.org/. * Contact: Menno Grootveld (firstname.lastname@example.org).