United States Embassy Bern, Switzerland Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible demonstrations in Bern, November 9th to November 13th, 2017

November 9, 2017

Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Possible demonstrations in Bern from November 9th to November 13th, 2017

Postings on social media are calling for demonstrations from November 9th to November 13th, 2017, in response to the Migration Summit that will be held in Bern this Sunday and Monday.  The demonstrations are expected to take place in the vicinity of the Bundeshaus and throughout old town Bern.  Please monitor local media/news for further information.

In addition to possible demonstrations, there will be road closures and disruptions to public transportation during the summit.  Please refer to the BernMobil website for further information.

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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