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A controversial toughening of Geneva’s law on public protests will head to the Federal Supreme Court.
Opponents to the voter-approved law have decided to appeal to the court, saying the law is against the “foundations of democracy.”
On March 11 Geneva voters agreed to a law which would allow fines of 100,000 francs for organizers of a rally if violence breaks out, even if the violence is not directly related to the gathering.
Organizers can also be prevented from getting a permit to assemble if violence occurs at an event.
Opponents say the law violates rights to assemble.