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G8 summit death shocks leaders

GENOA, Italy (CNN) -- World leaders called for calm as streets stood empty Friday night outside the site of the Group of Eight summit, in marked contrast to the violent demonstrations during the day that left one man dead from gunfire and more than 100 other people wounded.

Security forces have detained more than 50 people.

Italian police sources identified the dead man as Carlo Giuliani, 23, a Genoa resident originally from Rome. The Italian Ministry of the Interior said judicial authorities were investigating and the ministry would report its findings to Italy's parliament Monday.

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The shooting occurred during a violent assault against a vehicle carrying several members of Italy's national police force, the carabinieri, who were wounded in the attack, the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry said Giuliani was "hit by a gunshot, presumably shot for defensive purposes by one of the injured carabinieri."

In other confrontations Friday, a policeman was seriously wounded by a homemade explosive, officials said.

The violence appeared limited to a small group of demonstrators who threw rocks and Molotov cocktails at police, set fires and pushed back barricades intended to keep them out.

CNN's Alessio Vinci referred to the afternoon scene as a "street fight," saying those involved in the violence appeared to have come to Genoa seeking to provoke police. It did not appear the protesters who fought with police were part of any anti-globalization group marching outside the summit, Vinci said.

German authorities had warned the Italian police about a violent anarchist group attending the summit, he said.

Inside the summit, a senior White House official said President Bush had been informed of the toll among the 50,000 to 80,000 protesters in the streets.

"The president regrets the violence, believes the violence is regrettable, the tragic death and the injuries to the protesters and to the police officers is highly regrettable," the official said.

French President Jacques Chirac said the violence is evidence that leaders should listen more closely to the demonstrators' call for reduced globalization of trade.

But Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi called the incident an isolated one and called on demonstrators to "avoid any further violent incidents."

The demonstrators' message appeared to have had little effect on the world leaders, who issued a statement calling for more global trade.

The leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia and the United States are scheduled to remain in this seaside town until Sunday to discuss world trade, economic development, disease, debt relief, missile defense, the Kyoto Protocol and other issues.

Brief outline of Genoa G8 security:
  • About $110 million has been spent on hosting summit.
  • At least 15,000 police and military troops deployed.
  • Police will wear anti-riot gear and be equipped with live ammunition, rubber bullets, tear gas, armoured personnel carriers and water cannons.
  • Surface-to-air missiles will be in place, while fighter jets, naval ships and minesweepers will be used.
  • A Red Zone which will ostensibly be closed to everyone apart from delegates and residents will be set up. Twelve foot barriers to be erected.
  • Rail, road and airport links will be shut, the port cleared and border controls patrolled.
  • Yellow Zone will act as buffer zone around the red zone.
  • U.S. President George W. Bush will not stay with other world leaders because of fear of terrorist attack.
  • Metal detectors, sniffer dogs and agents will stand guard at the luxury cruiser housing the leaders.

    They pledged $1 billion Friday to start a global AIDS and health fund and issued a joint statement on the world economy.

    Bush, speaking Friday at Brize Norton Air Base in England before leaving for Italy, said he intends to ensure the world's poor countries are not hurt by free trade rules during the three day conference.

    And in a message to protesters, he said he rejects the "isolationism and protectionism" that many espouse.

    "There are some who will try to disrupt meetings, claiming they represent the poor. To those folks I say ... instead of embracing policies that represent the poor, you embrace policies that lock poor people into poverty and that's unacceptable to United States," Bush said. "Trade has been the best avenue for economic growth for all countries."

    The $1 billion pledged to fight AIDS is only a beginning, said U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who told delegates that $7 billion to $10 billion needs to be mobilized annually to fight the disease.

    "This is a very good beginning, but much, much more is needed," he said. "I therefore appeal to governments, civil society, to the private sector, foundations and individuals to contribute to the fight against AIDS in anyway they can."

    The G8 nations' joint statement on the world economy said: "While the global economy has slowed more than expected over the past year, sound economic policies and fundamentals provide a solid foundation for stronger growth.

    "We will remain vigilant and forward looking in implementing measures, as necessary, to ensure that our economies move toward a more sustained pattern of growth, in line with their potential."

    About 15,000 police are on duty as part of the $110 million security operation. Surface-to-air missiles, fighter jets and naval ships form part of the security operation, which is also responsible for defending the summit from attacks by terrorists.

    -- CNN's Alessio Vinci and Kelly Wallace contributed to this report.






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