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13 Sep 2018 | 11:43 AM UTC

Switzerland: Anti-abortion protest planned in Bern Sep. 15

Anti-abortion protest and counterprotest planned in Bern on September 15; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions expected

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Event

Christian and right-wing groups have planned an anti-abortion protest in Bern on Saturday, September 15. Participants are expected to gather at 15:00 (local time) at Bundesplatz (Federal Square). A counterdemonstration is also set to take place the same day beginning at 14:45 at Bahnhofplatz. A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected in the vicinity of the demonstration sites. 

Advice

Individuals present in Bern are advised to monitor the situation, allow for additional time to reach their destinations, and avoid all protests as a precaution.

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