Ambushed in Europe

They call it "summit hopping," and in Gothenburg last week it threatened to become a deadly sport. Amid more than 20,000 peaceful demonstrators who came to protest the conclaves of U.S. President George W. Bush and the 15 leaders of the European Union countries was a core of masked anarchists bent on wholesale destruction. The Swedish police tried an approach of dialogue and accommodation; it had little effect on the militants, who threw cobblestones, trashed stores and set fires in the city. Despite the bitter experience of what British Prime Minister Tony Blair called "an anarchists' traveling circus" in Seattle...

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