Death In Genoa

Mayhem rules the streets as the G-8 leaders meet. Why such violent protests?

It has already become one of those iconic images, like the picture of a naked, napalmed girl running down a Vietnamese road, or a bloodied American being dragged through the streets of Mogadishu. Last Friday afternoon, in the Piazza Alimonda in Genoa, Italy, a photographer caught a young man getting ready to hurl a fire extinguisher at a police Land Rover trapped against a wall. Inside the van, a police officer can be seen aiming a pistol at the demonstrator. One, possibly two shots were fired; Carlo Giuliani, 23, the son of a labor union official from Rome, fell, bleeding through...

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