(Bloomberg) -- The Swiss National Bank won’t file charges against the 86-year-old woman who spray painted graffiti at its site in Bern.

The woman painted a slogan on a wall at the SNB’s headquarters earlier this week in support of a political campaign aimed at stopping the SNB investing in companies that make weapons. Although she was briefly taken to the police station for an identity check, no charges were filed.

A spokesman for the central bank described the matter as a “trifle” and said the graffiti could be removed quickly.

The SNB building in the center of Bern is currently under renovation. The woman sprayed a temporary partition wall set up to screen off the construction site.

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