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Demonstration Alert: Bern (Switzerland), Demonstrations in Switzerland During World Economic Forum

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Demonstration Alert - U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (January 12, 2018)


Location:  Bern, Geneva, Zurich, Davos, and possibly other cities in Switzerland - monitor local media for confirmed locations and times.


Event:  Planned and unplanned demonstrations are expected to take place in a variety of locations in the lead up to the 2018 World Economic Forum which will take place January 23 - 26, 2018 in Davos, Switzerland.


Actions to Take:

·         Monitor local media for information about specific demonstrations

·         Avoid the areas of the demonstrations

·         Follow the instructions of local authorities at all times

·         Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests

·         Keep a low profile



·      U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland

 +41 31 357 70 11

 +41 31 357 77 77 (after hours)

·      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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