Vaud communes block roads to stop travellers

(c) Ville de Bussigny

Several communes around Lausanne have placed rock laden dumpsters on local roads in an effort to stop a travelling community looking for a place to stay.

The skips are placed in such as position that cars will be able to pass through – but anything towing a caravan will be blocked.

The convoy of around 40 vehicles is currently on a site in Romanel-sur-Lausanne.

The towns of Bussigny, Renens and Crissier have taken pro-active measures to prevent the travellers from entering.

Lausanne police say the communes are acting legally providing the roads are not closed and the obstacles are clearly signalled. 

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