I Could Have Had a G8!
One demonstrator has been killed and at least 46 demonstrators and 31 police officers have been hurt today in Genoa, Italy, where leaders of the Group of Eight nations have gathered for their annual summit. Barricades set up earlier this week have kept protesters far from the medieval palace in which the G8 leaders are meeting. Before today’s protests turned violent, U.S. President Bush said of the tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered in Genoa: “I reject the isolationism and protectionism that dominates those who would try to disrupt the meetings.”
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