Police detain 86-year-old spray-painter at Swiss bank
An 86-year-old woman was briefly detained after she spray-painted "money for weapons kills" in German on a wall at Switzerland's national bank, according to a Swiss pacifist group.
Youniss Mussa, political secretary of The Group for an Army-free Switzerland, said Louise Schneider was released unharmed on Tuesday after the incident in Bern during a demonstration to launch a petition against state involvement in arms dealings.
If the campaign succeeds in garnering at least 100,000 signatures over 18 months, Switzerland would hold a referendum on banning state pension funds and the Swiss National Bank from investing in publicly-traded defence contractors selling arms abroad.
The group says such entities have holdings of billions of Swiss francs in those companies.