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Switzerland: Nationwide climate change protests March 15

Protests urging climate change action expected nationwide March 15; anticipate localized disruptions

15 mars 09h58 UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 15/3/2019, 12h00 until 15/3/2019, 11h59 (Europe/Zurich). COUNTRY/REGION Switzerland

Event

Students in Switzerland are expected to protest on Friday, March 15, at 10:30 (local time) to demand climate change action. Protests are expected to take place until 17:00, notably in Geneva, Lausanne, Fribourg, Neuchatel, Sion, and Jura. According to the organization Youth for Climate Cyprus, the protesters aim to demonstrate that climate change is a significant issue and to urge the government to adopt stronger policies to combat climate change. A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected near the demonstration.

Context

Thousands of students around the world plan to take the day off from school and march in protest against climate change. The demonstrations, under the "Youth Strike 4 Climate" banner, are part of an international movement to demand more effective government action on climate change issues.

Advice

Individuals in Switzerland are advised to monitor developments to the situation and avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution.

 

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