an eyewitness | 17.10.2004 21:38 | Globalisation
Before the brutal arrest I saw, massive amounts of policemen assembled at the back of the stage area. They then opened the fence to the backstage area, obviously with the consent of the organisers. They marched through the area at the bottom of the stage to harrass the group of people argueing with the stewards. They brutally arrested an activist by dragging him fast through this backstage area by his arms and legs. Eight to ten policemen then cornered him right up against the wall, and violently thrusting themselves upon him with his head down towards the ground, fencing him off from other people's view that were standing around the police. "You are crushing him!" people shouted, worried that he would be badly injured, they were certainly endangering him and looked as if they were taking into account that he would be badly hurt. More policemen came to disperse the croud, shoving people out of the way and finally dragging him away.