Swiss Police Clear Environmentalists From Quarry Protest Camp

Police in Vaud, Switzerland, said more than 30 people were arrested as they moved to shut down a protest camp occupied since October last year by activists opposed to a cement company’s planned quarry expansion.

The police first arrived on the scene at approximately 7:30 am, according to reports, and gave the activists 30 minutes to leave. When this time expired they began to remove them.

Police said the activists threw stones and used pyrotechnics.

This footage from police shows the police action. It includes at least one person being carried away by police, the dismantling of activist obstacles, and police in riot gear on the scene. Credit: Police Vaudoise via Storyful