Template – Demonstration Alert

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

Subject: U.S. Embassy Bern – Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland
(June 13, 2019)
Location: Various cities throughout Switzerland, including Bern, Geneva, and Zurich.

On Friday, June 14, marches and demonstrations organized by Frauenstreik (Women’s Strike 2019) will take place throughout the day in various Swiss cities.

These demonstrations are authorized by the local authorities.  Police are expecting over 5,000 participants in major cities.  More information about location and timing can be found at https://frauen-streiken.ch/.

Significant traffic disruptions and an increased police presence are expected tomorrow.

Actions to take: – Monitor local media for information about specific events, marches, and demonstrations – and the impact of traffic
– 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)·