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Past Protests at World Forums

January 31, 2002

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A look at protests during some past global gatherings:

_July 2001: G-8 Summit in Genoa, Italy _ One protester was killed and 500 injured in violent demonstrations. Italy deployed about 20,000 police officers, paramilitary police and soldiers who arrested nearly 180 people during two days of protests. Sections of Genoa were badly damaged during the rioting and Italy estimated it would cost millions to repair.

_June 2001: European Union Summit in Goteborg, Sweden _ More than 90 protesters were injured, including three who were shot by police. Some 400 demonstrators were detained during a police raid on a school where they were staying during the three-day summit. The Swedes spent months prosecuting protesters and ended-up convicting 39 people connected to the demonstrations. The rioting caused an estimated $4 million in damage.

_April 2001: Americas trade summit in Quebec, Canada _ More than 400 protesters were arrested during two-days of rioting. At least 46 police officers and 57 demonstrators were injured, none seriously.

__January 2001: World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland _ Police managed to keep demonstrators away from the summit site although protests took place elsewhere in Davos and other Swiss cities including Zurich, where police detained 121 people rioting there. Two police officers and a soldier were slightly injured.

_September 2000: International Monetary Fund-World Bank summit in Prague, Czech Republic _ About 150 protesters and 55 police were injured during several days of violent rioting. Nearly 900 demonstrators were arrested, the summit closed a day early, and damages were estimated at $250,000.

_December 1999: World Trade Organization summit in Seattle _ More than 90 protesters went to the hospital while another 500 were detained during five days of rioting. The rioting, which brought the National Guard and state troopers into downtown Seattle, cost the city an estimated $3 million.

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