United States Embassy Bern, Switzerland Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Bern, October 28

October 27, 2017

A demonstration is expected to take place on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at approximately 5:00pm in the vicinity of the Bärengraben in Bern (Grosser Muristalden 6, Bern).  This demonstration coincides with the 30th anniversary of the Reitschule (Neubrückstrasse 8, Bern).

Two unrelated demonstrations are also scheduled for Saturday, one is planned for the Bundesplatz and the other is planned for the Casinoplatz.

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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