Demonstration Alert

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (March 13, 2019)

Subject: U.S. Embassy Bern – Demonstration Alert
Location: Geneva, Lausanne, Fribourg, Neuchatel, Sion, and Jura, Switzerland (Possibly other cities)

Planned demonstrations related to climate change are expected to take place in a variety of locations around Switzerland on Friday, March 15, 2019 between 10:30 and 17:00.  Sites include:  Geneva, Lausanne, Fribourg, Neuchatel, Sion, and Jura.  Other cities may be added.

A separate demonstration related to UN policy is expected to take place at the United Nations in Geneva on Monday, March 18, 2019 between 09:00 and 18:00.

Expect moderate to severe traffic disruptions during these demonstrations.

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)

State Department
Bureau of Consular Affairs
+1-888-407-4747 (toll-free in the United States and Canada)
+1-202-501-4444 (from other countries)·