Demonstration Alert

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (January 30, 2019)


Subject: U.S. Embassy Bern – Demonstration Alert
Location: Bern, Fribourg/Freiburg, Zurich, Luzern, Geneva, Delemont, Neuchatel, Biel/Bienne, Solothurn, Basel, St. Gallen, Bellinzona, Lausanne
Event: On Saturday, February 2, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Klimastreik Schweiz, Greve du Climat Suisse, and Sciopero per il Clima Svizzera organizations are planning to march through various cities in Switzerland.  While demonstrations in Switzerland are generally expected to be peaceful, they will likely result in traffic disruptions.  Routes throughout the selected cities and neighboring areas are likely to be congested.
Actions to take: – Avoid the areas of the demonstrations
– Monitor local media for information about specific demonstrations
– Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests
– Keep a low profile
– Follow the instructions of local authorities at all times
Assistance: U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland
031 357 70 11 (dialing within Switzerland)
+41 31 357 70 11 (dialing from overseas)

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