Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Swiss police clear Zurich Occupy protest camp

GENEVA, November 16, 2011(Tehelkanews)

Police in the Swiss city of Zurich have cleared a makeshift camp linked to the global 'Occupy' protest movement.Zurich city police say 31 protesters peacefully resisted the clearance and were briefly detained when officers enforced an evacuation order for the historic Lindenhof square early Tuesday.Police spokesman Marco Cortesi says some 20 protesters had earlier left the camp voluntarily. The protesters had pitched their tents in the old town square October 16 as part of an international anti-capitalist movement sparked by efforts to "Occupy Wall Street."

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