Twenty years ago, at the G8 summit in Genoa, an unleashed police mob with brutal violence destroyed the anti-globalization movement. Now a new case is stirring up the Italians.
Oliver Meiler from Rome
Published: 07/20/2021, 7:30 p.m.
At the Piazza Alimonda in Genoa there is a small, misshapen block of marble. It is a memorial stone, mostly overgrown with wild grass. It says: “Carlo Giuliani, ragazzo”. Add a date: July 20, 2001, the anniversary of the «boy’s death». Carlo Giuliani was 23 years old when he died in this piazza. Shot by a carabiniere who was only 20 years old himself. The dynamic of the dramatic incident was never fully clarified, like so many things from those hot summer days when in Genoa during the G-8 summit a European state unleashed its monopoly of power undemocratically and brutally against a generation of anti-globalization and climate-minded generations and signed them forever. Whoever was there will never forget Genoa.