Some 90 people were arrested in the Swiss financial city of Zurich during the weekend after violent clashes between youth gangs and security forces, police said on Sunday.

"/> Some 90 people were arrested in the Swiss financial city of Zurich during the weekend after violent clashes between youth gangs and security forces, police said on Sunday.

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Police arrest 90 in Zurich weekend violence

Some 90 people were arrested in the Swiss financial city of Zurich during the weekend after violent clashes between youth gangs and security forces, police said on Sunday.

Police fired rubber bullets and teargas to disperse the youths, who caused damages worth between 100,000 ($113,000) and 200,000 francs, by smashing windows and damaging cars.

Most of the detainees are not Zurich residents and are below 25 years of age. Police official Daniel Leupi described them as “riot tourists.”

About 50 of them are in police custody and due to appear before the prosecutor on Monday.

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Swiss rail to close ticket counters in Zurich, Bern, Vaud, Ticino and Zug

Switzerland’s Federal Railways (SBB) will be removing the ticket counter from nine stations in the cantons of Zurich, Vaud, Bern, Zug and Ticino

Swiss rail to close ticket counters in Zurich, Bern, Vaud, Ticino and Zug

The SBB made the announcement on Wednesday, saying the decision was made due to a lack of demand. 

Instead, commuters will need to buy tickets from automated machines. 

In the canton of Zurich, the ticket stations in Dietlikon, Hinwil, Kloten, Männedorf and Oberwinterthur will be closed. 

In neighbouring Zug, Cham’s ticket counter will be closed, while the Herzogenbuchsee station in Bern will also go fully automated. 

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In Latin Switzerland, Pully in Vaud and Biasca in Ticino will see their ticket counters closed. 

The SBB told Swiss news outlet Watson that approximately 95 percent of ticket sales are now made via self-service machines or online. 

The advent of navigation apps has meant the need for personal advice on directions and travel has fallen, particularly in smaller areas or stations with lower traffic. 

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