Hey, It's Not Our Summit

Not since napoleon's army came to town in 1798 has Geneva faced the prospect of an invading horde. Until this week. The new threat comes from the other side of Lake Geneva, where the French resort town of Evian is turning itself into a Fort Knox-like fortress to host the G-8 summit, June 1 to 3. Antiglobalization activists — 100,000 are expected — won't be allowed into Evian, so some protesters have warned of "trouble" at demonstrations in two cities on the Swiss side, Geneva and Lausanne.

Anticipating riots and looting, many businesses are boarding up windows...

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