Letter from Hannes Westerberg (Gothenburg)
August 3, 2001
Comradely greetings to all freedom loving people all over the world!
My name is Hannes Westberg, better known as the nineteen-year-old who got shot in the chest during the Reclaim the Streets party in Gothenburg on Friday, June 15. Knowing that a lot of people were worried, I just wanted to tell you all that I've been out of the hospital for three weeks - although with a kidney and a spleen less, but expecting a full recovery!
I would also like to use this opportunity to thank everybody who has supported me and my family - there is a lot of us who see through the media's fabricated reality! Throughout Europe and the USA, numerous manifestations and demonstrations have been held - tiny Sweden's embassies have rarely before been under so much pressure! On the night I was shot a large teepee ceremony was held in New York City where a number of Native American medicine-men prayed for me all night long, and around 50 different so called "prayer circles" have been reported of from all over the world: Latin America, Europe, Russia, and so on! Regardless of one's attitude towards religion I can say it is an incredibly strong feeling to know that so many people have gathered their thoughts around this odious event and tried to turn it into something productive - I can assure you that all of your thoughts reached all the way into the operating-theatres of the Sahlgrenska Hospital!
Thank you and thank you again - together we are strong! Let us now make sure that Carlo Giuliani, who wasn't as lucky as I was, hasn't died in vain!
Love and strength, continue the struggle!