Behaviour of Turkish police shocks EU

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LeonardfromLeom...
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Mar 7 2005 14:18
Behaviour of Turkish police shocks EU

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4325347.stm

Genoa style violence it seems, is only acceptable from Italian police!

ftony
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Mar 7 2005 14:32

crumbs

yes it's a shame Italy were a founding member of the EU

Garner
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Mar 8 2005 12:30

It's probably more to do with what they were protesting about.

Protests in favour of women's rights are fine - they don't threaten capital in any way whatsoever - so you can't crack down on them. Protests against the G8, on the other hand... actually, come to think of it, I guess they don't really threaten capital either... confused

Mike Harman
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Mar 8 2005 13:18

They don't threaten capital but they give the state the opportunity to associate all people with radical politics with pictures of people in confrontation with the police. So political activity in general gets both risk of house arrest/beating/tear gas associated with it, and gets further marginalised by being put forward as a target of anti-terrorist legislation.

LeonardfromLeom...
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Mar 8 2005 13:57

Staying with matters Turkish - this is very funny:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4328285.stm

ftony
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Mar 8 2005 14:22

eek

crazy shit.

[NB none of my posts in the last couple of days have been worth making, i know]

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Mar 8 2005 16:25

I saw some clips on tv, really harsh crazy people violence.