Saturday, June 29, 2019

Intercontinental hotel: it's getting hot, swarming with the people in Génève right now

The Swiss authorities issued the authorization to demonstrate to the Anti-Sardinards Brigade this Saturday in Geneva. Hundreds, if not thousands, of Cameroonians from the diaspora from all over Europe and even the United States have decided to go to Geneva to protest in the streets of Geneva.

The organizers have not yet unveiled the itinerary. However, we imagine that the procession will fly the flag to the Intercontinental hotel where recluse the Cameroonian dictator and his gorillas. The Geneva police fears clashes between supporters of Paul Biya who have been recruited in turn with an envelope, and the protesters. It is in anticipation of this tense situation that the UN calls its employees to avoid certain places. Here is the entire press release:

"Dear colleagues,

The UN Security and Safety Service in Geneva has received information regarding a potential threat of violent clashes between two rival groups that will demonstrate in the Place des Nations tomorrow, Saturday 29 June 2019, starting at 9 am A significant police presence will be deployed and may be required to intervene to maintain law and order.

Aware that some staff members may have to visit UNOG this weekend, it will be important to avoid any non-essential presence in the vicinity of the Palais des Nations tomorrow. If it is essential that the officials go to the Palace, it will be advisable to avoid the place of the Nations, the entry / exit being made exclusively by the gate of Pregny, because the portal of Nations will be closed.

We also inform you that it is likely that the Geneva police will close several streets around Geneva, including sections of the Route de Lausanne.

Information available on the Geneva Police Twitter page

Reporter: Jorge J. Villanueva