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500,000 on the streets in Swiss “Women’s Strike” – Solidarity & Struggle is powerful

Valerie Leary   Over 500,000 women, workers and young people took to the streets all over Switzerland on 14th of June as part of a nation wide women’s strike.   The sheer size of the demonstrations in many towns and cities sent out a clear message that the status quo will no longer be tolerated. A massive160,000 people were protesting on the streets of Zürich alone, while 40,000 gathered outside the parliament in Bern, 40,000 to 50,000 in Lausanne and Basel, 25,000 in Geneva, 12,000 in Fribourg and Sion and much smaller towns, such as …

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