Demonstration Alert: Demonstration in Bern on Saturday, March 24, 2018

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (March 23, 2018)

Subject:      Student Demonstrations in Bern and other metropolitan areas throughout Switzerland on Saturday, March 24, 2018

Location:      Demonstrators will gather near the Reithalle/Schützenmatte in Bern on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.  They are expected to march through downtown to the Bundesplatz area.  The demonstration is expected to end at 5:00 p.m. Similar demonstrations may take place in other major cities throughout Switzerland; the Embassy does not have further details at this time.  Please monitor local media.

Event:           The demonstration is organized by student groups in support of “Strong Education”.  Approximately 2,000 demonstrators are expected in Bern.

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media for information about specific demonstrations
  • Avoid the areas of the demonstrations
  • Follow the instructions of local authorities at all times
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests
  • Keep a low profile

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the area around the train station.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.