Press Conference, GSF, 22
by IMC reporter 11:03pm Sun Jul 22 '01 (Modified on 12:41am
Mon Jul 23 '01)
connference by the Genoa Social Forum July 22, 2001. The
conference was broadcast live by RadioGap and simultaneously
translated by several people from Italian to English in an
irc chat room.
from the press conference of gsf
lawyer is reading a comunique. he said his group was there
to be certain that rights of protester were
granted. he describe the demos as great. he is protesting
against the fact that the lawyers were not allowed inside
the school. he said that the lawyers used 3 computers in the
indymedia room. he said after police raid their computers
were broken and data stolen. he said that among stolen data
were the names of all lawyers and all transcripts of reports
the lawyers collected.
of medical service
decided to publicly state all we saw during the demo. what
we saw before last night was nothing compared to the raid.
we were inside school. we were preparing reports; all was
quiet. police came in and started to beat everyone that was
around the school. police entered. police started beating
people inside. we were shocked at the screams we heard.
police arrived in medical room. they checked our papers.
when they let us go after an our [HOUR?] we
discovered that the lawyers' pc's were raided. then
ambulances arrived. we were prevented from checking the
status of anyone. when police left we entered the building.
all the building was covered in blood. we were slipping in
the blood stains when entering in school. we walked around
the building, slipping in pools of blood. we were the first
entering in there, after having being stopped for one hour.
the police blitz of yesterday is contrary to a state based
upon right and brings us in a climate of terror. we
witnessed a beating of a girl in front of our eyes. she had
been beaten by police, then stood up to run away, then
police ran after her; 4 of them beat her again.
are crying at the press conference]
day. girl is in bad condition.
these cases are documented.
via corridoni. 3 girls sitting on a brick wall. they were
grabbed and thrown off the brick wall. a man that was in the
courtyard where the girl fell. rescued them and brought them
in his house. only then police left. we had a identifying
had a truck with red cross painted on. the truck was stopped
by police many times during the demo. yesterday a policeman
broke the window of our truck and trew a flare (or teargas
are crying and clapping hands]
is for remembering who gave something into what injustice
happened. it wil keep on with media. we will not forget. we
will never forget what