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(en) Canada, Montreal, More than 150 arrests at the opening of the WTO mini-ministerial (fr)

From Worker <a-infos-en@ainfos.ca>
Date Tue, 29 Jul 2003 12:21:29 +0200 (CEST)

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(For more infos, pics... about the actual anti-WTO-mobilisation in
Montreal see the CMAQ-site [French]: http://cmaq.net/ )

Early this morning (local time) several hundred protestors who started
from two different meeting points gathered and approached the security
fence around the Sheraton center where the Montreal preparation meeting
("mini-ministerial") for the 5th WTO-conference of ministers is
starting, which will take place in Cancún (Mexico) in September. Near
the Sheraton center, police arrested activist Jaggi Singh (see article
in La Presse [French]:
During the following hours, there happened about a dozen more arrests.

Later in the morning, several persons gathering in the green zone on rue
St-Laurent between avenue Sherbrooke and Ontario were surrounded by the
tactical squad of the Montreal police, supported by elements of Security
Québec. According to the last news of the radio station Rock the WTO,
sending on http://rock-the-wto-radio.taktic.org/ directly from the
alternative library in rue St-Laurent and actually under siege by maybe
50 cops, at the moment there are 150 persons arrested. Only few have
really been taken in, but all the surrounded people have been informed
that they are under arrest, accused of illegal assembly and
participation in riot.

(For more infos, pics... about the actual anti-WTO-mobilisation in
Montreal see the CMAQ-site [French]: http://cmaq.net/ )

Trans/ Uli

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