This Saturday is demo day in Bern! Several thousand people are likely to travel to the capital today. Corona skeptics and opponents of the Covid certificate in particular have mobilized in advance for a protest march. And the “Solidarity Alliance Bern” announced a counter-demonstration.
From midday onwards, large crowds of people can be expected in the city center. A meeting is called on Bern’s Münsterplatz from 12.30 p.m., and the counter-demo starts at 2 p.m. on Helvetiaplatz.
For the first time in weeks, opponents of the corona measures are allowed to demonstrate again with a permit in Bern. It is a concession on the part of the city, which hopes that the procedure will defuse the unauthorized corona protests that are held on Thursday evenings. There had recently been repeated riots and clashes with the police.
Counter-demo no longer wants to tolerate conspiracy theories
There are clear guidelines for the demo, which starts at Münsterplatz and ends with a rally on Bundesplatz. So the participants have to stick to the approved route through the city. And those responsible – namely the “Action Alliance for Urkantons” and the “Free Left Switzerland” – had to agree to a security concept.
The “Solidarity Alliance Bern” opposes the march of Corona skeptics on Saturday in Bern. One no longer wants to simply accept the radical views and conspiracy theories of the participants without comment, so the message of the left movement.
Most recently, there was also an unauthorized counter-demonstration against the march of the Corona skeptics in Basel. There the scene was able to mobilize several hundred participants. In Basel, the police had to prevent a clash with a larger contingent. (cat)