Monday, July 21, 2008

More on Genoa

Apropos my earlier post on Genoa, this letter in the Guardian on, I think, saturday, asks some pertinent questions:

"Regarding Nick Davies's horrifying report of the Italian police riot in Genoa in 2001, at the G8 conference, I wonder has Tony Blair ever been called upon to apologise for his defence of the Italian police behaviour?
And did I perhaps miss the small print, but which European Union leader has ever condemned or even criticised the Berlusconi government for its silence and complicity concerning the brutality of its police towards legal and peaceful protesters?
Furthermore, has any EU leader ever spoken out about the vicious treatment of its own nationals by the Italian police? If they have, I haven't seen it.
So, are we to conclude that in other far-off lands, police and the state are to be condemned if they beat up and torture peaceful protesters, but in "civilised" Italy, an EU member, it is just business as usual?"

Ernest Rodker



Post a Comment

<< Home