August 20th was earmarked as the Global Day of Action, to highlight the Italian police repression and protest at the brutal treatment of those arrested and detained during the anti-G8 protests in July. A day to show the Italian government the disgust and disapproval of a global community at the brutal and unwarranted attacks on many protestors and alt. media that had gathered at Genoa. During the G8 protest, Carlo Giulliani, a young protester was shot dead, the Global Social Fourm horrifically raided and many left on the street in critical condition.Eyewitness reports
are being collected in Genoa.
An estimated 250 actions took place in cities around the world including London, Dublin, Washington, New York, Rome, Genova, Zurich, Vienna and Berlin. Another day of solidarity and protest is planned for October 20.