Whilst the morning newspapers were obviously full of stories of violence, news was filtering through of something which had happened during the night.
Many consider the police attack on the Diaz School the darkest moment of recent Italian history.
The Diaz, right opposite the GSF media centre where I had been working, was being used as a dormitory and meeting point for foreign protestors and journalists who didn’t know the city. Almost 100 of them were sleeping there that night. Later, with the excuse that they believed Black Block were inside, the police raided the school and savagely beat the sleeping people. In the meantime those watching in horror from the media centre opposite phoned ambulances.