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Traders Stage Protest Against Shopping Centre Closure,Accuse Police Of Acting Like 'The Gestapo!'

Raw video : A second day of protest took place on Wednesday, after traders from the Warsaw KDT shopping centre staged violent protest against the closure of their workplace, yesterday.
Thirty-five people were wounded, Tuesday, as a result of vicious fighting between market traders, security guards and local police. Some of the injured, including a city guard hit with a glass bottle, were taken to hospital.

Retailers were supposed to leave the market-style shopping centre by 21 July but over a thousand stall holders decided to stay and fight for their workplace.

Police and security guards managed to break though a barricade built by protesters and take the building by storm, using tear gas and water cannons.

A court executive officer, who entered the premises to take over the stalls, was pelted with stones, planks and bottles filled with water. In order to pave the way for h

Added: Jul-22-2009 Occurred On: Jul-22-2009
By: barnesy
Tags: Traders, Stage, Protest, Against, Shopping, Centre, Closure
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