Lunedì, 15 Ottobre 2018

Bloody G8 protests marked in Genoa with memorial


Genoa, July 19 - A block of granite with the
phrase, "Carlo Giuliani, young man, July 20, 2001" served as the
symbol to mark the 12th anniversary of protests marred by police
violence at the 2001 G8 meeting in Genoa.
The stone, placed by Genoa port workers in Alimonda Square,
will substitute a memorial plaque for the 23-year-old protestor
who was slain by police during anti-G8 demonstrations in 2001.
Last month, Giuliani's relatives filed a civil suit against
former police officer Mario Placanica and Deputy Police
Commissioner Adriano Lauro.
Giuliani was shot in the face at point-blank range and
subsequently run over by a police officer during demonstrations.
The young man looked to be in the process of hurling a fire
extinguisher at the officer's vehicle when he was shot.
"We were denied criminal proceedings that could have
uncovered the truth," said Giulio Giuliani, the slain boy's
"The prosecutor and the judge declined to examine photos
taken that day...especially of the photo of a police officer
bashing Carlo's head in with a stone.
"He had already been shot and was still alive".
The family is not asking for compensation in the civil
"That is not what we are interested in. We want a trial and
we want the government's responsibility to be recognized," said
family attorney Gilberto Pagani.
Carlo Giuliani's death occurred during two days of mayhem
that took place when more than 300,000 demonstrators converged
on Genoa for the summit.
In total, 252 demonstrators said they were spat at,
verbally and physically humiliated or threatened with rape while
being held at held at a detention centre in the Bolzaneto
During a night raid by police at the Diaz school, which was
being used by G8 protesters as sleeping quarters, three people
were left comatose and 26 had to be taken to hospital.
Italy's supreme Court of Cassation on June 14 upheld seven
prison terms handed to police officers and prison doctors for
brutality against protesters, but Carlo Giuliani's death was
never investigated.

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