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August 9, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Police opened fire Thursday night as thousands of Albanian refugees seeking to avoid deportation tried to break out of a soccer stadium where they were being held under guard. Bari hospital workers said three refugees had been brought in with gunshot wounds. Two were in serious condition. Ten policemen also were injured.
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August 3, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Three Italian law enforcement officials were transferred from their posts in the first action taken against police after last month's violence-marred Group of 8 summit in Genoa. The deputy police chief in charge of supervising security at the summit, the head of the anti-terrorism department and the police superintendent of Genoa all were transferred. Their new posts were not announced. Police shot and killed a 23-year-old demonstrator during the riots that overwhelmed Genoa during the summit.
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March 18, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Lobbing rocks and swinging pieces of wood, thousands of protesters clashed with police who used tear gas and clubs to keep them from reaching a forum on information technology in Naples. Although the protest was called to denounce globalization, some turned out to publicize other causes, Italian news agencies reported. About 70 demonstrators and 50 officers were slightly hurt, police said.
NEWS
March 18, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Lobbing rocks and swinging pieces of wood, thousands of protesters clashed with police who used tear gas and clubs to keep them from reaching a forum on information technology in Naples. Although the protest was called to denounce globalization, some turned out to publicize other causes, Italian news agencies reported. About 70 demonstrators and 50 officers were slightly hurt, police said.
NEWS
March 30, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Thousands of Nepalese students at dozens of schools battled riot police in the most violent protests since a pro-democracy movement began a month ago. More than 230 students were arrested and at least 92 were injured, witnesses said. The opposition Nepali Congress Party and a coalition of seven other banned leftist parties started a movement last month to end Nepal's party-less system of elected councils.
NEWS
August 11, 1991 | Reuters
Police fired tear gas and Albanian refugees set fire to three cars Saturday in clashes that broke out as Italy pressed ahead with the repatriation of the refugees. The incidents erupted at a soccer stadium where about 4,000 of the more than 10,000 who fled to this southern port city aboard a freighter Thursday are being held. At the Bari dockside, several Albanians were injured when police charged in to push them away from food supplies.
NEWS
October 3, 1992 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Italy's economic tensions exploded violently Friday in central Rome, where riot police firing tear gas battled left-wing militants who had tried to sabotage a huge rally of striking workers. Sirens echoed through cobblestone alleys, and heavily armed police mingled with nonplussed tourists in the ancient heart of the city. It was street theater counterpoint to painful government attempts at balancing its books.
NEWS
August 11, 1991 | Reuters
Police fired tear gas and Albanian refugees set fire to three cars Saturday in clashes that broke out as Italy pressed ahead with the repatriation of the refugees. The incidents erupted at a soccer stadium where about 4,000 of the more than 10,000 who fled to this southern port city aboard a freighter Thursday are being held. At the Bari dockside, several Albanians were injured when police charged in to push them away from food supplies.
NEWS
August 10, 1991 | From Associated Press
Albanian refugees pelted police with rocks and bottles and made desperate dashes for freedom Friday as Italy began returning them to their impoverished homeland. Ferries and planes carrying more than 1,500 Albanians left this southern port on the 125-mile trip to the tiny Balkan nation, where reports said thousands of others were seeking passage abroad. Others were flown by military aircraft to Tirana, the Albanian capital.
NEWS
August 9, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Police opened fire Thursday night as thousands of Albanian refugees seeking to avoid deportation tried to break out of a soccer stadium where they were being held under guard. Bari hospital workers said three refugees had been brought in with gunshot wounds. Two were in serious condition. Ten policemen also were injured.
SPORTS
June 27, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
In what a British spokeswoman called "the worst incident involving English fans" at the World Cup, 246 backers of England's soccer team were taken into custody and then expelled from Italy on Tuesday. Authorities sent them back to England on an airliner chartered by the Italian government. Twenty people were treated in hospitals for injuries sustained in the two-hour battle at Rimini, police said.
SPORTS
June 18, 1990 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Italian police 1, English hooligans 0. Thus ended Sunday the crucial round of the long-awaited, heavily advertised Battle of Sardinia--violent, beer-fueled street theater as a lamentable companion of soccer's World Cup. Stay tuned, however. There's more to come. The same two teams will meet again on Cagliari's streets Thursday. "We haven't finished yet. Nobody is thinking about relaxing our alert," a police spokesman said Sunday. "Saturday's game had the potential for being the most dangerous.
NEWS
October 3, 1992 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Italy's economic tensions exploded violently Friday in central Rome, where riot police firing tear gas battled left-wing militants who had tried to sabotage a huge rally of striking workers. Sirens echoed through cobblestone alleys, and heavily armed police mingled with nonplussed tourists in the ancient heart of the city. It was street theater counterpoint to painful government attempts at balancing its books.
NEWS
August 3, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Three Italian law enforcement officials were transferred from their posts in the first action taken against police after last month's violence-marred Group of 8 summit in Genoa. The deputy police chief in charge of supervising security at the summit, the head of the anti-terrorism department and the police superintendent of Genoa all were transferred. Their new posts were not announced. Police shot and killed a 23-year-old demonstrator during the riots that overwhelmed Genoa during the summit.
SPORTS
June 17, 1990 | MIKE DOWNEY
Picture yourself living in peaceful Ann Arbor, Mich., in a neighborhood not far, perhaps, from the University of Michigan's 104,000-seat stadium, when, one otherwise silent night in 1994, your sidewalks and shops and campus corner pubs become overrun with drunken, delinquent British soccer fans, in town for a game of the World Cup.
SPORTS
June 11, 1990 | From Reuters
Baton-wielding riot police on the island of Sardinia charged about 20 drunken English soccer fans Sunday after they began throwing bottles and injured a young Italian boy. Local residents in the Sardinian capital of Cagliari punched and kicked the English fans, witnesses said, and several of the fans were detained. At least three English fans lay on the ground injured, one with blood streaming from his nose and another with a gash across the back of his neck.
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