[Marxism] Switzerland reeling as radicals create havoc at rightwing political rally

Darren Cogavin darrencogavin at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 8 01:41:58 MDT 2007


The Swiss capital of Berne was turned into a battle zone at the weekend when leftwing radicals seized control of the main square outside parliament, routing the main far-right political party two weeks before a general election and catching the Swiss police off guard.
 
Mr Blocher called a campaign rally of his party in the capital and some 10,000 of his supporters converged on Berne to march to the capital's main square in front of parliament. 
 
But the planned rally was hijacked by up to 1,000 masked street fighters who blocked the SVP's progress, outwitted the police by operating in small groups moving in and out of the crowds, and ransacked the SVP stage and campaign equipment.
 
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,,2185760,00.html
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