Zurich police break up riot of young protesters
Police used water cannon to break up a riot here as a new wave of disturbances by disaffected youths hit four Swiss cities. The main clashes were in Zurich, where hundreds of demonstrators protested against court prosecution of earlier rioters. The so-called "Discontented" movement also called demonstrators to the streets in Bern, the capital, Lucerne, and Laussanne.Skip to next paragraph
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Clashes between police and members of the movement, which is opposed to the values of Switzerland's consumer society, go back to September, when youths objected violently to the closure of a Zurich cultural center run by the movement.