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Police Break Bad: 2001 G8 Genoa protests

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The Genoa Group of Eight Summit protest, from July 18 to July 22, 2001, was a dramatic protest, drawing an estimated 200,000 demonstrators. Dozens were hospitalized following clashes with police and night raids by security forces on two schools housing activists and independent journalists. People taken into custody after the raids have alleged severe abuse at the hands of police. Many demonstrators were injured and dozens more arrested over the course of the event. Most of those 329 arrested were charged with criminal conspiracy to commit destruction; but they were in most part released shortly thereafter because judges declared the charges invalid. On July 20, a 23-year-old activist Carlo Giuliani of Genoa, was shot dead by Italian Police officer, Mario Placanica. According to the official ruling, Mario Placanica acted in self defense and was acquitted from any wrong doing.

 

Police Break Bad is an ongoing series of short videos highlighting police brutality from around the world, cataloging the many instances in major events and day to day life.

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