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Re: Riots in Switzerland! Is it possible?

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I believe that it can happen in any country at any time, but in switzerland I am sure that the police's response would be swift and forceful. They have managed to contain any type of rioting at davos and they seem well prepared for any football matches rioting...
Are you joking? They made complete twats of themselves in Davos by arresting Guardian journalists! And as for football. sorry they are pathetic, they cause as many problems as they solve!!
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Are you joking? They made complete twats of themselves in Davos by arresting Guardian journalists! And as for football. sorry they are pathetic, they cause as many problems as they solve!!
In Davos, the Cantonal Police of Graubünden during the WEF usually meets its limits. The arrest of that Guardian journalist (were there more than one ? ) was not the only thing which went wrong. Two or three years ago, something else went wrong. The Cantonal Police of Zurich stopped the special train with the demonstrators in Thalwil, RE-routed the train around Zurich directly non-stop to Bern. But the Bernese Cantonal Police was unable to react swiftly enough so that a lot of damage was caused in Bern downtown.

And football ? Most police-forces in the world have problems to cope with football-hooliganism.

Back to Davos. NEVER expect the Graubünden-chaps to ask other Cantons to dispatch units up to GR ! as they fear that police-commanders from Basel and Zürich would grasp the overall command in that fiercely independent Canton of mountaineers
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They made complete heroes of themselves in Davos by arresting Guardian journalists!
Fixed that for you.
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Or maybe a goose on the hoose, if you're weejeem
We're watching you Scouse Scum, just be careful there.
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Had you used the correct year and asked for "Zürich youth riots 1968" you would have landed on http://www.ringier-specter.ch/index....7&showAlbum=50
They had some pretty impressive riot shields back then, or were they just pretty?

I can just imagine the Swiss equivalent of Valerie Singleton on Blue Peter "Here's one I prepared earlier"

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The riot shields they use now look fairly similar to what they had in use then. Amazing is that Daniel Leupi, the City of Zürich Police Minister, handles matters quite successfully, and as it looks is well accepted by the force.
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Re: Riots in Switzerland! Is it possible?

Last night in Zürich: teargas and rubber bullets in response to an illegal party that got out of hand: http://www.20min.ch/news/zuerich/sto...y-vor-29329530.

One needs to be tough and have a very thick skin to be a rioter here.
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