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Genoa G8 trial gets underway

Issue No. 1946

The trial of 28 Italian police officers involved in a violent assault on protesters during the anti-G8 demonstrations in Genoa in July 2001 was set to start on Wednesday of this week.

Richard Moth was in the Diaz school which was raided by police. He told Socialist Worker, “The authorities may try to drag the trial out for years. It is nearly four years since it happened.

“It’s possible that the only charges that may be brought against the police are those of slander, after the police planted Molotov cocktails and accused us of putting them there, and preparing false documents, which we were made to sign that waived our rights away.

“All five British people who were in the Diaz school should be called to give evidence at the trial.

“We will need support from trade union branches. A fundraising event last week brought 100 people together and raised over £400.”

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Sat 9 Apr 2005, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1946
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