The Swiss Sojourner generally avoids political commentary, but with world leaders gathering right here in Davos for the World Economics Forum, I’ve decided to include a brief post on an event that took place here in Geneva as the meetings in Davos were getting underway. (Similar events were held across Switzerland in Lausanne, Zurich, Basel, and Bern.)
My friend Rabea told me that there was going to be a demonstration at 7:00 PM in the commercial district of Geneva along the Place du Molard. The Place du Molard is a beautiful pedestrian thoroughfare, especially at night.
When I arrived at Place du Molard, the demonstration was just beginning. There were about 400 people there, many holding holding signs and torches, but not those stupid backyard tiki torches that american racists favor.
The peaceful demonstration lasted about 45 minutes.
Here’s what a demonstration in Geneva Switzerland against the World Economics Forum, and one participant in particular, looks and sounds like.