Advertisement

Woman, 86, arrested for spraying anti-war graffiti on Swiss National Bank

Author thumbnail
The Local - [email protected]
Woman, 86, arrested for spraying anti-war graffiti on Swiss National Bank
File photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

An 86-year-old woman has been arrested in Bern for spray painting an anti-war message on a billboard surrounding the Swiss National Bank, reported news agencies.

Advertisement

The incident occurred on Tuesday morning after the pacifist Group for a Switzerland without an Army (GSsA) launched a popular initiative to ban Swiss financing of any company that produces arms. 
 
If it gathers the required 100,000 signatures by October 2018, the issue will go to a national referendum. 
 
The text of the initiative demands that institutions such as the Swiss National Bank, foundations and pension funds be banned from investing in the arms industry.
 
To mark the launch, 86-year-old peace activist Louise Schneider spray-painted ‘Money for weapons kills’ on a billboard surrounding the Swiss National Bank, currently undergoing renovations. 
 
She was promptly arrested by police.
 

More

Join the conversation in our comments section below. Share your own views and experience and if you have a question or suggestion for our journalists then email us at [email protected].
Please keep comments civil, constructive and on topic – and make sure to read our terms of use before getting involved.

Please log in to leave a comment.

See Also