- So much for the pre-game entertainment; the match begins on June 6.
MASSIVE RIOT AHEAD OF THE G-8 SUMMIT: The Rumble in Rostock
Florian Gathmann in Rostock, Germany
Der Spiegel Online
June 3, 2007
“It was supposed to be a peaceful demonstration. But suddenly, it turned into a war with anarchists battling it out with police. Almost 1,000 people were injured. But what went wrong?”
LA chief cites police command breakdown at immigration rally
The Associated Press
International Herald Tribune
May 29, 2007
“LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles’ police chief said that a breakdown in command at an immigration [May Day] rally led officers to use force, swing batons and fire more than a hundred “non-lethal” projectiles to disperse a crowd of demonstrators and journalists… Officers reported being targeted by 20 to 50 “agitators” throwing rocks and bottles. “It’s just those anarchist kids,” one officer said. “It looks like they’re inciting everybody else.”
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