Twenty Years Since the Genoa G8 Protests, Globalization Is Imploding

 Twenty Years Since the Genoa G8 Protests, Globalization Is Imploding

From July 18 to 22, 2001, hundreds of thousands of people gathered in the streets of Genoa, northwest Italy, to protest the G8 summit. Twenty years later, the summit is mostly famous for the police violence against the demonstrators. On July 20, twenty-three-year-old protester Carlo Giuliani was shot dead by carabinieri, during violent scenes of repression in which police jeeps almost mowed down demonstrators. The following day, in the late hours of July 21, security raids struck against the Diaz School, where dozens of protesters taking shelter were brutally beaten by police. Police also targeted the media center of the protest’s official organizers, the Genoa Social Forum (GSF).

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