United States Embassy Bern, Switzerland Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Bern, October 14

October 13, 2017

A demonstration is expected to take place on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at approximately 4:00 pm in the vicinity of the Käfigturm in Bern (Marketgasse 67, Bern).  Social media postings are calling for an ’Antifascist’ demonstration.  The police are unable to predict the number of demonstrators who may participate.

Additionally, there is a ‘Walk for Freedom’ scheduled to take place in Bern on Saturday, October 14, 2017, from 12:00 to 2:30 pm, starting at Helvetiaplatz.  The theme of the walk is ending human trafficking.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.   Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

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