A massive demonstration took place in Naples on Saturday to protest against the third Global Forum of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), a conference of government and technology leaders. 20,000 protesters, committed to disrupt the summit, clashed with 6,000 police who had put up blockades all around the city.
For three days, the Global Forum had run to the theme of "electronic government as an instrument of democracy and development" - which, according to most protesters, translates as utilising electronic media to loot developing countries, dictate social policy, and keep power and wealth in the hands of a global elite. In addition to the demonstration, a counter-summit took place and a net-strike was called for.
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