Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Police in Germany Blind Protestor At G8 Conference..PATHETIC

You don't like protesters, even if it is a peaceful protest...BLIND THEM using your water cannon as a lethal WEAPON. Wish I were making this up, but I am not, and it is not surprising seeing the dirty tricks and tactics that were used here in New York when Bushy Boy and the Republicans held their convention here in 2004. It is a pity when supposedly civilized nations like Germany and America revert back to the Gestapo Tactics to run rough shod over citizens. What's next, internment camps...OH never mind, we already have those built and ready for use here in America. What can you expect out of two countries run respectively by a conniving bitch and a ruthless dumb bastard? It's no wonder people are afraid to have a march on Entergy...who knows, their cards might FREAK and pull a Kent State on us.

Protester blinded by water cannon

Jun 11 2007

by Caroline Innes, Liverpool Daily Post


A LIVERPOOL man was blinded in one eye by a police water cannon as he staged a protest at the G8 summit in Germany.

The 33-year-old from Aigburth spoke exclusively to the Daily Post of the horror and pain of being directly hit in the face with the powerful jets by officers he claimed were using the crowd control devices as weapons.

The protester, a member of Liverpool’s Social Forum, is suffering from shock and witnesses to the incident, which occurred at the protest in the Baltic Sea resort of Heiligendamm on Thursday, said they saw his eye come out of its socket.

Speaking last night from the Eye Unit at the Royal Liverpool Hospital, the victim, who wishes only to be called Matt, said a CAT scan had revealed he had sustained internal bleeding, extensive damage to his Iris and possible damage to his retina.

Doctors have now told the keen reader, cyclist and amateur photographer, that he will face future operations, cataracts, and glaucoma.

They told him that because of the internal bleeding it would be between six to eight weeks before they could assess the damage to his retina but warned that permanent harm had been caused and that he will never fully regain the vision in that eye.

Matt said: “I went to Germany to take part in a peaceful protest and to be honest at the start of the day there was a very jolly, almost carnival, atmosphere.

“There were three lines of police and all of a sudden things got more aggressive.

“There were a few baton charges so all the protesters just linked arms and stood firm. It was all still very peaceful.

“I have never seen water cannons before and all of a sudden there were eight or nine of them. The police made an announcement in German but none of us understood it and then we were fired at.

“I was knocked to the floor at first and then when I got up I was hit right in the face.

“The pain was incredible. My eye had come out and I just ran off holding it to find an ambulance.”

Matt was one of seven protesters and a German journalist who were taken to Rostock University Hospital with eye injuries.

He said one protester had also been knocked unconscious by the water cannons and another suffered a perforated ear drum.

Matt added: “They were using water cannons as weapons, which they are not supposed to do.

“Their actions were deliberate and vindictive and completely unnecessary.

“I went there to express my feelings peacefully as I am entitled to do. What they did to me was absolutely dis- graceful. Doctors can’t believe what they have done to me.

“The German activists we spoke to said they have never before seen the police use this type of water cannon or fire at people heads.”

Matt added that he was going to take advice about suing the German police and will campaign for a stop to water cannons being fired at protesters’ heads.

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