Italian police to face trial for violence at G8 Genoa summit

[JURIST] An Italian judge confirmed Monday that 28 Italian police officers will face trial in connection with violence against anti-globalization protestors at the 2001 G8 Summit in Genoa. One protestor was killed and hundreds of protestors and police were injured in rioting . Senior officers are accused of lying, slander and complicity to commit violence. Twenty-six protestors went on trial in June for their roles in the disturbances. BBC News has more. Corriere della Sera provides local coverage in Italian.

 

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