Imc UK | 26.06.2001 23:00 | World
After four days of anti-capitalist festival, a counter-conference, street parties, and over 40,000 demostrators to protest against the World Bank and it's policies, the Campaign BCN-2001 has now announced its decision to bring a legal suit in order to investigate police (mis)conduct over the weekend. State 'agent provocateurs' within the crowd were seen to encourage the police attack of the Sunday's march, which started a repressive atmosphere for the next few days.
Months of local and autonomous actions, debates and conferences across Catalonia and the rest of the Spanish State, built towards these actions and forced the World Bank to announce the cancellation of its conference on Development Economics in Barcelona one month before its intended date.
Despite the cancellation, the organising group BCN-2001 said the motives which had inspired the protests still existed and the campaign went ahead under the slogan "Another World is Possible, Let's Globalise the Resistances and Solidarity".
During the weekend of June 22-25, thousands of people from around the world converged on the Mediterranean city to show their protest against the Bank's disastrous development policies. Read the reports, and follow the links below to see a full account, timeline and visual information of the events, as well as reports as they came in off the street:
[ Final Declaration of the campaign | IMC-UK Summer of Resistance | IMC-Barcelona | Photo]