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Swiss Shocked by Laid-Back Police

During this summit, we’ve seen two different types of demonstrator. Both have been united by common themes; they’re anti-capitalist, anti-globalisation, and anti-war. But that is where the similarities end. One group, the vast majority it has to be said, have gone about making their views known by peaceful means. Although they are angry at being kept well away from the summit at Evian – a good 10 miles away – they have confined themselves to demonstrating peacefully. But a sizeable minority have felt the need to deliver their message through violent means. For the past few days they have been engaged in running battles through the centre of Geneva. At one point on Sunday, they seemed to have assumed complete control of the Swiss city, with the freedom to do whatever they wanted. And this included targeting shops, smashing windows and damaging property, and generally turning Geneva into a battleground. Full Story

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