Sunday, June 1 - 5am. Planes had been delivering delegates to the Geneva airport all night and the jet
contrails were unusually dense in the early morning.
It was only when the morning papers were delivered that Geneva's residents learned the downtown had been trashed overnight.
10am the "real" march started from the Pont du Mont Blanc heading for the border with
France. Among the thousands of marchers were several hundred casseurs - rioters who wanted to break something. On their way home in the middle of the afternoon, they tore up the Esso Station on the route de Malagnou, and a bit further on, next to the Museum, got into a battle with the police, who responded with tear gas and concussion grenades. Capable of creating up to 130db of Bang these grenades stunned rioters and residents alike.