Thursday, April 24, Madrid.
Support for 32 workers made redundant at a chicken factory called SADA whose premises are at Palencia. The workers were sacked without any compensation, a delegation joined in the demonstration with a banner of the European March bearing the slogan - SOLIDARITY. Convergence at Palencia with the march from Galicie and there, many marchers signed on to go to Amsterdam. In the evening, a debat was organised by the association holding the reception with the marchers took place and included the sacked workers of SADA.
Friday, April 25, Palencia.
Invasion of a Palencia supermarket by the marchers to denounce SADA. All the cash-outs tills were blocked, and marchers demanded by the marchers boycott all SADA's products. The company itself is a branch of the Belgian group. This particular action made the front page of the local paper.
Tuesday, April 22, Grenoble
HALT! Franco-Swiss frontier. No sign of life from the Customs control or even police. The March is free to cross the border without any control whatsoever and take the Geneva road. Arrived in Geneva, at 12h there is a reception in a squat. Lunch with about 50 militants, it's international and it's very festive. Morning : cortege of 200 demonstrators, crossing the city to join a rally in front of the headquarters of the International Labour Office (ILO). Decision taken to occupy an office, so that all the militants can get together, and as expected a very lively discussion takes place. At the end of the evening, a meal and a bed offered by the Geneva Town Hall.
April 23, Geneva.
Early morning. How romantique! Breakfast on the Lake Leman in a boat owned by the elected representatives of Geneva. At 11h demonstration in front of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) with about 100 people with debate. At 12h pic-nic in the WTO park, and also end of morning. Afternoon. Cortege of about 300 people, setting out to go through Geneva and denounce rampant neo-liberalism. Action: sticking posters up, outside and inside Macdonald's, place covered with slogans denouncing the exploitation of staff. Split up of cortege outside ARTAMIS, a disused factory, which is now housing 200 associations, all sharing a communal life, with culltural activities.
April 24, Geneva.
Midday. Lunch for the marchers at Paquis on the Lake Leman beach, offered by the town hall. In the morning, visit to a retraining workshop and at the end of the morning, joined in a demonstration organised by Swiss teachers. There were over 2000 people, their welcome was warm as they greeted us with applause. Great sale of all European March badges and journal (� Amsterdam). Throughout the three days at Geneva, all actions and initiatives shown on Swiss television and writtten up in local and national Swiss papers.