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Anti-forum protest turns violent in Geneva

  • Posted on: 2 February 2009
  • By: pirate

Jan 31, 2009

GENEVA (AP) — Riot police fired tear gas and water cannons at bottle-throwing leftist demonstrators in Geneva who protested Saturday against the annual World Economic Forum meeting in
the Swiss Alps.

Police chased black-clad protesters through the narrow streets of what is known as the "city of peace," as Saturday shoppers took refuge in bars and cafes. An Associated Press reporter on the scene saw a few minor injuries.