|Asunto:||Protesters Parade Through Prague|
|Fecha:||Martes, 26 de Septiembre, 2000 22:27:48 (-0400)|
|Autor:||VITAE * Maracaibo, Venezuela.* <vitae @.....net>
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Subject: Protesters Parade Through Prague
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> September 26, 2000
> Protesters Parade Through Prague
> Corporate Watch's Julie Light reports from the street
> In a day of protests that were more colorful than violent, 9,000
> demonstrators surrounded Prague's Congress Center where the World Bank
> and IMF are holding their annual meeting.
> The protesters came from throughout Europe. A Greek telecommunications
> union marched alongside Italian Communists and Greens. A Danish
> religious based group rubbed shoulders with Spaniards decorated in
> balloons and face paint. A rowdy contingent from the Italian group "Ya
> Basta" led chants. There were large numbers of German, Dutch and French
> protesters, and a delegation of about 50 made the trip from Poland.
> Protesters said they were motivated by a sense of indignation at Bank
> polices that they say deepen the gap between rich and poor worldwide.
> However, small bands of demonstrators clashed with police, throwing
> rocks and setting dumpsters on fire. Police responded with tear gas,
> stun grenades and water cannons.
> For background, check out our World Bank/IMF section:
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