At one point the announcement came that there'd been many arrests and 30 peopple hospitalised, one person in a critical condition with internal bleeding. Soon afterwards there was another announcement that the WTO talks had collapsed, with jubilant scenes (I remember a similar thing happening in Genoa). Later still the mood deepened with the announcement that someone, a Korean farmer had died. We observed a minutes silence, followed by a gutsy rendition of the Korean peasant song that has become the theme tune of the protests. It later emerged that the person dead might well be a suicide back in Korea (not necessarily in protest at the WTO, just as likely a desperate and sad end to a life suffering from the effects of WTO policies. Neither version of this story has been confirmed or denied and we're trying to find out exactly what has happened.