Anti-WTO protest turns violent

Anti-WTO protest turns violent

Geneva : Switzerland | Nov 27, 2009 at 8:06 PM PST
Source: CNN
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Violence erupted in the Swiss city of Geneva Saturday as a scheduled peaceful protest of a World Trade Organization conference turned violent and police had to use tear gas and rubber bullets. Thirty-three arrests have been made and police were on the streets working to maintain order, authorities... FULL ARTICLE AT CNN
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  • Police Use Tear Gas On WTO Protest

      National Public Radio
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      The Courier-Mail
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