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17 Mar 2019 | 05:50 AM UTC

Switzerland: Demonstration planned in Geneva March 18

Switzerland News Alert

Pro-Israel rally planned in Geneva March 18; localized transportation disruptions possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 3/15/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/18/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Zurich). COUNTRY/REGION Geneva

Event

The civil society organization UN Watch, along with several pro-Israel groups, will hold a so-called "Rally for Equal Rights" in Geneva on Monday, March 18, beginning at 12:30 (local time). Participants are expected to gather outside the UN building at Place des Nations. Protesters are reportedly denouncing a perceived UN anti-Israel bias. A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are anticipated in the vicinity of the event.

Context

UN Watch is a non-governmental civil society group organization that frequently criticizes the United Nations' human rights record.

Advice

Individuals in Geneva are advised to avoid all protests as a precaution.

 

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