jo abbess | 22.07.2006 12:02 | G8 Russia 2006
Rough Translation : "Antiglobalists - they will have to answer for their convictions. The G8 Summit always attracts those opposed to globalisation. And St Petersburg was no exception. During the time of the summit meetings, there took place in the Kirov Stadium a social forum, or, rather, a contra-summit. In particular, the police did not allow the members of the opposition to go outside the bounds of the sporting facility, or if they did, then they took pains to track their subsequent movements. The acts most subversive to peace of the city took place not here, but on the main streets of St Petersburg (in the photo: police arrest an antiglobalist demonstrator near Moscow Station). The number of acts were indeed too many to count. However, all of these 'events' lasted no longer than a few minutes. OMON (the special forces police department) worked very efficiently. It is not easy to count, either, the number of people who were taken to local police stations after the demonstrations. After just one such event on Saturday, at least 22 antiglobalists were arrested on Nevsky Prospekt (the city's main street) (according to other sources this figure was 37).