We had a server outage, and we're rebuilding the site. Some of the site features won't work. Thank you for your patience.
imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
latest news
best of news




A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List


IMC Network:

Original Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

Salzburg Protesters Sent Back to Vienna by Train

by Reuters Tuesday, Jul. 03, 2001 at 1:05 AM

"Police charged and made a big push and the response from the demonstrators was to use flagpoles to start beating on police shields,"

 Salzburg Protesters...
2001-07-01.jpg, image/jpeg, 150x106

Salzburg Protesters Sent Back to Vienna by Train

July 01, 2001 06:41 PM ET

By David Chance and Alan Crosby

SALZBURG, Austria (Reuters) - Austrian riot police put hundreds of anti-globalization demonstrators on a special train back to Vienna on Sunday after violent protests at a European economic summit in Salzburg.

Several arrests were made as police held several hundred protesters on a side street in central Salzburg after sporadic violence. Police said at least five people had been arrested.

At one point, police with dogs waded into the crowd, striking demonstrators with batons, Reuters correspondent David Chance reported.

"Police charged and made a big push and the response from the demonstrators was to use flagpoles to start beating on police shields," he said.

The two sides then negotiated a peaceful end to the action, with groups of protesters being released through a police cordon.

Before they were set free, some demonstrators -- some of them wearing black hoods and cloth masks -- were searched for weapons and had to reveal their identities.

"A special train will go to Vienna accompanied by police," interior police spokesman Robert Sturm said.

Four policeman were reportedly injured during the violence. Two demonstrators were seen being treated for minor cuts.


The start of the World Economic Forum's (WEF) sixth annual European Economic summit, attended by some 15 heads of state and government as well as ministers and hundreds of business executives, was not disrupted by the clashes.

Demonstrators had been kept well away from the conference center, where the summit was due to continue until Tuesday.

The main issues were likely to be enlargement of the European Union and the mounting crisis in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia where ethnic Albanian rebels are battling government forces.

The future of Yugoslavia and Russia were also on the agenda.

Salzburg police chief Karl Schweiger said earlier that police had been trying to persuade the demonstrators, who were kept well away from the conference center, to disperse.

"I am informed that four people have been arrested," he said. Reporters later saw other demonstrators being carried away.

Security was the tightest ever seen in Austria's fourth largest city, best known as the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and for the 1960s film "The Sound of Music," filmed in the city and in Salzburg's spectacular Alpine surroundings.

Anti-capitalist protesters have disrupted numerous international gatherings in recent years and Salzburg police were determined to prevent a recurrence of the serious violence seen at an EU summit in Gothenburg, Sweden, last month.

Most of the left-wing demonstrators, who carried placards with slogans such as "Smash the power of the banks and corporations," had dispersed after a rally, which began in the square near Salzburg railway station.

Austria last week temporarily reimposed border controls on its frontiers with Germany and Italy, suspending the Schengen accord under which most EU countries allow travel without passport checks.

EU Enlargement Commissioner Guenter Verheugen said he was deeply saddened by the fact that such tight security measures were necessary in Salzburg.

"I wouldn't have anything against speaking to people who hold views different from mine right here in front of the congress center," Verheugen told reporters.

"But you can't do that when there's the danger violence will be used, which is both terrible and deplorable."

Report this post as:

Listed below are the 10 latest comments of 2 posted about this article.
These comments are anonymously submitted by the website visitors.
Corporate PR cayce Tuesday, Jul. 03, 2001 at 2:47 AM
"Violence" via Agent Provocateurs Regulator Tuesday, Jul. 03, 2001 at 4:14 AM
© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy