Fuelled by a frenzy of media hysteria, Geneva has fallen into a collective pyschosis. Barricades are going up, stores are boarded, the town centre has become a ghost town.
Without even a single protester having set foot in Geneva, the goal of the anti-G8 demonstraters has already been attained. Commerce has stopped, banks are closed and the town has been handed over to the police.
Unfortunately, a small group of hooligans have given justification to this hysteria and by their actions have brought the otherwise peaceful anti-G8 movement into disrepute.