This e-mail message has been received from Starhawk, (Note: link very slow.)legendary author of the Sprial Dance and Dreaming the Dark who is in Genoa among the protesters.
No matter how one feels about these protests, that events like these would or could happen anywhere, let alone in a civilized European country, is very disturbing. Similar stories came out of Seattle during the disturbances there during the November–December 1999 World Trade Organization meeting.
Serious questions must be asked about who is motivating the police in various countries to deal with generally peaceful protesters in this manner.
Starhawk’s E-Mail from Genoa: