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Friday, 27 July, 2001, 12:42 GMT 13:42 UK
Violence at Genoa summit
The Genoa summit will be remembered for the massive police security operation and violent clashes between protesters and police. The Italian government has come under fire after one demonstrator was shot dead and following allegations of police brutality.


28 July 2001

Protests continue

Demonstrations took place in several European cities
Demonstrations took place in several European cities

There have been demonstrations in Germany, Britain and other European countries in the wake of the G8 summit. Protesters demanded the resignation of the Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi as well as the release of people still being held by Italian police. The BBC's Kim Camberg reports.

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27 July 2001

Berlusconi promises no cover-up

Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi
Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi promises there will be no cover-up

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi promised a full investigation into alleged police brutality. "If there were excesses... there will be no cover-up for those who violated the law," he said. "But one must not confuse those who did the attacking and those who were attacked." Italian prosecutors are to investigate the allegations of police brutality. The BBC's David Willey reports.

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26 July 2001

Police accused

Briton Mark Covell in hospital in Genoa
Briton Mark Covell in hospital in Genoa

Five Britons held by Italian police over anti-G8 protests in Genoa claim they were seriously mistreated. Italian politicians are demanding an investigation into alleged police brutality. The BBC's Justin Webb reports.

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23 July 2001

Cleaning up

A metal fence surrounding the red zone in Genoa is removed after the G8 summit in Genoa
A metal fence surrounding the red zone in Genoa is removed after the G8 summit in Genoa

As the clean-up operation gets underway, the G8 leaders deplore the vandalism and loss of life. They defended the right of peaceful protesters to be heard, but said a violent minority could not be allowed to disrupt their discussions. The BBC's Mike Williams reports


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22 July 2001

Missile deal

Vladimir Putin and George W Bush
Vladimir Putin and George W Bush shake on the deal

The troubled G8 summit comes to a close with the Russian and US presidents reaching a deal on missiles defence. The other leaders concluded with a pledge to fight world poverty. James Rodgers reports from Italy.


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21 July 2001

Renewed violence

A rioter in Genoa
Again the streets of Genoa erupt in violence

For a second day protesters clashed with police in Genoa. A massive security operation, combined with presuure from peaceful demonstrators prevented a repeat of the extreme violence witnessed before. Brian Barron reports.


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Blair's response

Tony Blair
Tony Blair says the G8 summits must continue

The UK Prime Minister Tony Blair give his reaction to the rioting, setting out his view that the rioters are jeopardising the leaders' efforts to alleviate poverty and suffering. He spoke to the BBC's Edward Stourton.

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20 July 2001

The protests

A bloodied protester in Genoa
A bloodied protester in Genoa

Despite the elaborate security precautions violence erupted in Genoa, with demonstrators hurling missiles and the police responding with tear gas. One young demonstrator was shot dead, as the BBC's Jon Sopel reports.


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The leaders

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi greets US President George Bush at the start of the summit
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi greets US President George Bush

Some G8 leaders have called for the summit to address the concerns of protesters but President Bush condemned the anti-globalisation movement. The BBC's Bridget Kendall reports from inside the central security cordon.


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19 June 2001

Berlusconi:
Berlusconi: "What a mistake to hold G8 in Genoa"

The Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has made it clear that although protesters will be able to make their point, no violence will be tolerated. Guy Taylor from the direct action group Globalise Resistance and Giancarlo Bonisai from Genoa City Council debate the issue.


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Seattle 1999

Masked anarchists mingled with the protesters
Masked anarchists mingled with the protesters

The Italian plan for a total cordon of the centre of Genoa came in response to the WTO's attempts to launch a new trade round in Seattle which ended in failure after four days of bitter disputes and street protests. The BBC's Robert Pigott reports.


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