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smileygreebins 17.05.2021 08:35

Zurich Saturday 15 May
 
Anyone have ideas on why there were SO many police kitted out in full riot gear on Saturday throughout Zurich city, but especially along the banks of the Sihlholzlistrasse? Coppers were armed to the teeth, and the police vans and trucks all had riot shields, and there were a couple of trucks that looked like they were fitted out with water cannons?

I for one didn't stop to ask at the time - it was ringing alarm bells from times I when I was living in London's east end, when West Ham & Millwall had games scheduled...!

Chuff 17.05.2021 08:38

Re: Zurich Saturday 15 May
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by smileygreebins (Post 3306765)
Anyone have ideas on why there were SO many police kitted out in full riot gear on Saturday throughout Zurich city, but especially along the banks of the Sihlholzlistrasse? Coppers were armed to the teeth, and the police vans and trucks all had riot shields, and there were a couple of trucks that looked like they were fitted out with water cannons?

That was the EF mod team preparing to quell unrest due to the implemention of the new infractions system.

Susie-Q 17.05.2021 08:53

Re: Zurich Saturday 15 May
 
There were covidiot rallies planned all around Switzerland on Saturday.

50,000 were expected in Bern and the police did the same here and kept them away. I tipped my cap to them as I cycled on by.

smileygreebins 17.05.2021 09:13

Re: Zurich Saturday 15 May
 
And for anyone in Zurich today, Monday 17 May, apparently another protest scheduled for today:

https://www.garda.com/crisis24/news-...se-cuba-policy

Susie-Q 17.05.2021 09:54

Re: Zurich Saturday 15 May
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by smileygreebins (Post 3306772)
And for anyone in Zurich today, apparently another protest scheduled for today:

https://www.garda.com/crisis24/news-...se-cuba-policy

Ah yes, I did receive an email from the US consulate warning of a protest regarding policy in Cuba in Zurich last weekend. Sorry about that - there was also covid protests planned, but I bet that is what you saw.

FunnyBone 17.05.2021 10:55

Re: Zurich Saturday 15 May
 
On Saturday there was a pro Palestine rally on one the bridges across the Limmat. The police in their full gear (those wire cages around their cars were something to behold, right?) effectively blocked the car traffic across several bridges without any signage or traffic detour, so if you drove from the Bahnhofstrasse toward the Limmatquai you were stuck for I don't know how long.

The protest was peaceful.

Izzt89 17.05.2021 12:07

Re: Zurich Saturday 15 May
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by smileygreebins (Post 3306765)
Anyone have ideas on why there were SO many police kitted out in full riot gear on Saturday throughout Zurich city, but especially along the banks of the Sihlholzlistrasse? Coppers were armed to the teeth, and the police vans and trucks all had riot shields, and there were a couple of trucks that looked like they were fitted out with water cannons?

I for one didn't stop to ask at the time - it was ringing alarm bells from times I when I was living in London's east end, when West Ham & Millwall had games scheduled...!

ROFL!!!!!!:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl: As almost ex-(ball & strife) from a West Ham supporter (aka Hooligan), let me tell you that last weekend's tour-de-force of the police was pretty mild, compared to my recollections pre- & post- soccer game....

TonyClifton 17.05.2021 12:17

Re: Zurich Saturday 15 May
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by smileygreebins (Post 3306772)
And for anyone in Zurich today, Monday 17 May, apparently another protest scheduled for today:

https://www.garda.com/crisis24/news-...se-cuba-policy

Quote:

Switzerland: Protesters to march to US Consulate in Zurich May 17 to oppose Cuba policy
https://i.imgflip.com/3a8egt.png

st2lemans 17.05.2021 13:34

Re: Zurich Saturday 15 May
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by smileygreebins (Post 3306772)
And for anyone in Zurich today, Monday 17 May, apparently another protest scheduled for today:

https://www.garda.com/crisis24/news-...se-cuba-policy

Tear-gas and rubber bullets would be a good start!

Tom


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