The nature of Geneva

I think this report from World Radio Switzerland says it all. What a civilised way to set about one’s protest. If only I could grow a beard….

Thursday, 17 February, 2011, 14:50
Geneva police stop shaving in protest

Police officers in Geneva may be more difficult to identify over the next few days.

Male members of the force on Thursday stopped shaving and wearing their uniforms as part of a protest against reforms to their profession planned by the cantonal government.

Officers are also refusing to hand out fines as part of the labour action taken to vent their opposition to the reforms.

Police are still out patrolling Geneva’s streets.

But officers say they will continue to flout the regular dress and grooming code until they enter into negotiations considered satisfactory by their union.

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