Switzerland, Demonstration / Riot, Level 3: Use of tear gas at unauthorised demonstration – Bern, Switzerland

2021-10-14: On Thursday evening (14 October, local time), an unauthorised demonstration against COVID-19 measures causes restrictions in the vicinity of the railway station in Bern. Security forces encircled the demonstrators and used tear gas and pepper spray to disperse the gathering.
Heightened security measures are to be expected, local traffic disruptions are possible. Violent incidents cannot be ruled out. Travellers should avoid demonstrations and follow instructions by authorities.