posted on Jun, 1 2003 @ 09:03 AM
the summit has to start two hours later because of the blockages, this has been confirmed by a mainstream radio station in lausanne.
geneva 5 :00 in morning A few hundred activists are blocking the three main bridges across Geneva since around 5.a.m. this morning. At the
Pont-sous-Terre, civilian cars tried to force their way through, punching activists on some occasion. the blockage at Coulouvreniere bridge is turning
to riot. Activists are ripping out wooden protections from the shops around.
10 :30 The demonstration starts with 15.000 people.
st. cergues from 6 :00 am to 10 :15 am there is a burning blockage. 800 to 1000 ppl are directly near the red zone and blocking one bigger and one
smaller road. many different groups are involved in this action : disobbedienti, pink silver an other. at least one hurt person, male, has a head
injury. she was hit by gas grenade. the police is only using tear gas, but no water canons and is not aggressive trying to clear the road at st
cergues. they activists in st.cergues try to keep here blockage up until 3pm.
10 :30 Some activists just came back to the action camps from the blockade and are reporting in the media center :
"We were gassed for about hours. We came back because we are exhausted. We heard some activists would come to replace us. But we didn't cross any
group. The police is not agressive there. The road is still blocked. Before we left we held a meeting on next strategy to follow. I have the feeling
that if we would be more we could break through the police and block also the other road, because the polic is not aggressive and they are only 40
policemen on the road and 20 in the village. They just used once the watercanon.
About 15 minutes ago 4 people in saint cergues were arrested, police was trying to attac demonstration through the woods
annemasse 11.45 in annemasse blockade : stable but less and less people, samba band still playing (with some breaks). One person injured on his leg by
granade but can still get back himself. Someone else injured on head. Was unconcious. person taken away by ambulance.
12 :50 the people from the blockage started a demonstration back to annemass. there are burning barricades between the demo and the police. the police
don't see the move of people and continued to block the road themselves for a while.
Information : confirmé par Dispatch
Pink and Black Block reached the Bourdonette
The demo of Pink and Black Block reached the official camping of the Bourdonette.
After having been dispersed near the Red Zone (Rue de Nanteu) Pink and Black Block met in Place Mont Oliviers. About 1500 people reached the Camping
of the Bourdonette (official camping) around 11 :30. The police check the situation without intervening. 12.45 police surrounding campng lausanne.
cops want to make id checks, 1000 ppl are sitting with their hands in the air. ... peoples arrested by police.
13.15 500-800 people inside, 50 riot cops want id checks. so far ppl refuse. police says that everyne who has no papers will be arrested
13.35 In the official camp in Lausanne, the police had pushed demonstrators back into the camp from the demonstration, and then surrounded the camp.
They asked people for identity papers. Police then started to quick-cuff people and are now dragging them away.
The demo planned for this afternoon at 15 :00 has been cancelled by the authorities. The movement will hold an assembly at 16 :00 at Parc de Milan.
11 :20 people who were hanging off a bridge across the highway in aubonne ca.15 km to lausanne were cut off by the police. some perople was doing an
action hanging out of a bridge. police came and struggling to get them up they cut the rope holding one of the activist who fell for 20 m and was
seriously hurt. at first he was given no medical treatment, now apparently taken away by a police helicopter. two others were arrested.
He is now in stable condition at the hospital, and at the Hospital in Lausanne.