On the day of its opening ceremony, a rally of 2000 people took place in Salzburg, Austria, to protest against the World Economic Forum (WEF) summit and against exploitation and injustice caused by many of the summit's participants. The crowd headed towards the conference centre, at times being stopped by police blockades and breaking through others. Almost in sight of the WEF meeting, the protest was eventually surrounded by police and held for over four and a half hours, with police periodically snatching people and baton-charging the crowd.
The action was part of a four day event against the WEF, including talks, conferences, street theatre, and party.
[ Indymedia Austria | IMC UK report and timeline | Photo]