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Aubonne Bridge Trial started - follow-up from the g8 protests in Evian, 2003

transmitter | 14.02.2006 01:14 | Repression | London | World

In May 2003, an affinity group blockaded the Aubonne Bridge in order to stop a G8 delegation from reaching the summit in Evian. The police cut the climbing rope and nearly killed two activists. Now the policeman who cut the rope and his senior officer are in court. They are charged with bodily harm with negligence…

From the website of the Aubonne Bridge Campaign:

From the 13th to the 15th of February three judges will preside over the trial of two police officers who nearly killed an English and a German climber by cutting their rope during the protests against the G8 in Evian, 2003. More than 25 witnesses, including senior polices from the head quaters and activists on the bridge will present evidence during the trial in Nyon. The case will focus on the question of whether or not the police-officers ignored or followed orders. The verdict is expected to be announced on Thursday or Friday.

Poget, the Senior Officer, and Diess, the one who cut the rope, testified today. As did roughly half a dozen police men and finally two indymedia activist and one of the activists.