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The Local 10.10.2011 18:09

Demonstrators are expected to gather on Saturday in the Swiss cities of Zurich, Geneva and Basel for protests modelled after the anti-Wall Street marches against US authorities and the banking industry.

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cheesey 10.10.2011 20:52

Re: Swiss protestors to hold anti-Wall Street demo
 
Protesting banks on a Saturday? Maybe they need a couple of days to practice their chants before any bankers appear for work on monday morning. Unless they plan to harrass the over-paid fat cat retail assistants who keep some branches open at the weekend. But being Switzerland, wont their sleep-in be suspended on Sunday for hiking and other seasonal leisure activities anyway???

Wollishofener 10.10.2011 21:25

Re: Swiss protestors to hold anti-Wall Street demo
 
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Originally Posted by cheesey (Post 1371437)
Protesting banks on a Saturday? Maybe they need a couple of days to practice their chants before any bankers appear for work on monday morning. Unless they plan to harrass the over-paid fat cat retail assistants who keep some branches open at the weekend. But being Switzerland, wont their sleep-in be suspended on Sunday for hiking and other seasonal leisure activities anyway???

Demonstrations in Zurich are on SATURDAY . And NOT on Sunday .

here the opening hours of CS at Paradeplatz :
Location ServicesOpening hours bank counterMo-Fr 08:30-17:00
Sa-Su closed

here the opening hours of UBS at Paradeplatz
Öffnungszeiten:
Mo-Fr 08:15-16:30

The bankers will either see it on TV on Saturday evening or when going shopping out from nearby ... and the present UBS chief ad-interim will be wondering why he left his peaceful Lugano for Zurich :D

True, I agree with whomever is opposed to the bankers since the union paid such a lot to bail out UBS instead of selling the crap to the Ruler of Brunei or whomever :p

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and here the precise schedule of the event, as stated by the organizers

ZeitSamstag, 15. Oktober · 10:00 - 16:00
OrtParadeplatz
Erstellt vonWearechange Switzerland
Weitere InformationenAm 15. Oktober werden Menschen aus der ganzen Welt auf die Straßen und Plätze gehen. Von Amerika bis Asien, von Afrika nach Europa protestieren die Menschen, um ihre Rechte zu fordern und eine wahre Demokratie zu verlangen. Nun ist es Zeit uns alle einem globalen gewaltfreien Protest anzuschließen.

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Guest 10.10.2011 21:30

Re: Swiss protestors to hold anti-Wall Street demo
 
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Originally Posted by The Local (Post 1371375)
Demonstrators are expected to gather on Saturday

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Originally Posted by cheesey (Post 1371437)
Protesting banks on a Saturday?

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Originally Posted by Wollishofener (Post 1371471)
Demonstrations in Zurich are on SATURDAY . And NOT on Sunday .

No, they're on Saturday.

Do keep up, Mr 'Hofener. :rolleyes:

Wollishofener 10.10.2011 21:57

Re: Swiss protestors to hold anti-Wall Street demo
 
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Originally Posted by cheesey (Post 1371437)
Protesting banks on a Saturday? Maybe they need a couple of days to practice their chants before any bankers appear for work on monday morning. Unless they plan to harrass the over-paid fat cat retail assistants who keep some branches open at the weekend. But being Switzerland, wont their sleep-in be suspended on Sunday for hiking and other seasonal leisure activities anyway???

The bank-employees may be at home or shopping or even participating in the demo, but the banks are there also on Saturday ;) and while the organisers will have a meeting at a secret location, the demo will start at 10.00AM beyond doubt


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