World Trade - Global Protest
On 30th November 1999 activists and campaigners came together outside Euston train station to protest against the WTO meetings in Seattle. Amongst the crowd of some 1000 there was a more radical element of 100 who took "direct action" - destroying property and taking on the police, who responded with force.
50,000 well organised demonstrators shut down the start of the WTO annual meeting. Images of riot police battling bandana wearing eco-warriors with teargas and batons are broadcast around the globe for a week. Does this symbolise an awakening of eco-concious activism , an anti-capitalist backlash or anarchic anger?
A short film produced and directed by
Jon Levy and Sam Harman.

Duration 1 minute 26 secs.
Photographs and text by
Andrew Lichtenstein.
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