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France/Switzerland: Yellow Vests march across border to protest police violence

France, Saint Genis Pouilly, France/Geneva, Switzerland
August 31, 2019 at 18:50 GMT +00:00 · Published

Yellow Vest activists from France and Switzerland joined forces on Saturday as they staged an anti-police violence march that begun in Saint Genis Pouilly, France before crossing over the Swiss border and ending up in Geneva.

At least 700 demonstrators reportedly took part in the rally which ended symbolically at Geneva's Square of Nations, near the UN office located in the Swiss city.

The event started with a gathering in the French side of the border, and later both activist groups joined at the border checkpoint of Ferney-Voltaire and created a human chain.

Upon their arrival to Geneva, hundreds of demonstrators participated in a ceremony where they gave alleged victims of police abuse symbolic medals.

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Yellow Vest activists from France and Switzerland joined forces on Saturday as they staged an anti-police violence march that begun in Saint Genis Pouilly, France before crossing over the Swiss border and ending up in Geneva.

At least 700 demonstrators reportedly took part in the rally which ended symbolically at Geneva's Square of Nations, near the UN office located in the Swiss city.

The event started with a gathering in the French side of the border, and later both activist groups joined at the border checkpoint of Ferney-Voltaire and created a human chain.

Upon their arrival to Geneva, hundreds of demonstrators participated in a ceremony where they gave alleged victims of police abuse symbolic medals.

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