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Residents of Swiss city Geneva voted to tighten restrictions on demonstrations and authorised stiff fines for violators in a referendum on Sunday, setting up a human rights clash with the UN.

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Old 11.03.2012, 23:13
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Re: Swiss vote for less holiday, tougher rules on protests

They didn't vote for less vacations
They just voted not to increase it....there's a difference.
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Re: Swiss vote for less holiday, tougher rules on protests

i think the voting system needs to be mandatory in order to have the opinion of all citizens. i am sure results would be very different.
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Residents of Swiss city Geneva voted to tighten restrictions on demonstrations and authorised stiff fines for violators in a referendum on Sunday, setting up a human rights clash with the UN.

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In most Swiss Cantons you have to get a permission from police for doing a demonstrations. You have to give them a schedule and the route of your demo. This is standard in practical all cantons. I mean, Geneva joined Switzerland as early as 1815
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i think the voting system needs to be mandatory in order to have the opinion of all citizens. i am sure results would be very different.

We'd need a referendum to be able to decide this and should there not be a 100% participation it wouldn't be democratic...
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In most Swiss Cantons you have to get a permission from police for doing a demonstrations. You have to give them a schedule and the route of your demo. This is standard in practical all cantons. I mean, Geneva joined Switzerland as early as 1815
Geneva too you had to get permission but now it's not allowed (Cause they won't authorize it anyway) and fine is upto 100 K

It feels like telling the people you have to get permission to say your opinion but we won't let you do it.....freedom of speech is a human right.....pretty odd to me for this to happen here...would love to know the EU / UN opinion on that
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Re: Swiss vote for less holiday, tougher rules on protests

Swiss vote "The Local" least topical and unworthy news relevant site in the history of mankind and indeed the complete solar system ever. Probably.
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Geneva too you had to get permission but now it's not allowed (Cause they won't authorize it anyway) and fine is upto 100 K

It feels like telling the people you have to get permission to say your opinion but we won't let you do it.....freedom of speech is a human right.....pretty odd to me for this to happen here...would love to know the EU / UN opinion on that
Manifestations make noise and disturbs....

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Manifestations make noise and disturbs....

Nil.....you're living in +20 degrees lively Spain now.....let us sort our business here on our own
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Re: Swiss vote for less holiday, tougher rules on protests

"agree to a special parking facility with walls between spaces for prostitutes"

I wish I had to learn driving again. Reverse park will never be the same.
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