Demonstration Alert: For Bern on Saturday September 15, 2018

Bundesplatz and various other locations downtown Bern

The March for Life demonstration will take place in the Bundesplatz area from 15:00 to 16:15 on Saturday, September 15, 2018.  The authorities suggest counter-protests are expected to take place from 19:00 onward.  Traffic disruptions are anticipated throughout the city on Saturday and clashes may be possible.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the area(s) of the demonstration(s)
  • 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


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

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