Antiracism/Black Lives Matter Events Around Switzerland

Democrats Abroad Switzerland (DACH) has been made aware of the following demonstrations and marches planned around the country over the next few days:

Basel

  • Demonstration Against Racism
    June 6 at 1 PM
    Barfüsserplatz
  • No to Racism! Together We Are STRONG!
    June 13 at 2 PM
    Barfüsserplatz
    Wear all black

Bellinzona

  • Demonstration Against Racism
    June 6 at 4 PM
    Piazza del Sol

Bern

  • No to Racism! Together We Are STRONG!
    June 13 at 2 PM
    Bundeshaus
    Wear all black
    More information here.

Geneva

  • Demonstration - Cancelled
    June 8 from 4:30 to 6 PM
    Outside the U.S. Mission in Geneva
  • March
    June 9 from 6 to 9:00 PM
    Gather at Place de Neuve; travel in groups of 300 along the route to end at Parc des Cropettes
    More information here.

Lausanne

  • Demonstration
    June 7 at 2 PM
    Choose any spot throughout the city, maximum 30 people per location.
    More information here.

Neuchâtel

  • Demonstration Against Racism
    June 6 at 1 PM
    Places des Jeunes Rives

Zürich

  • March
    June 6 at 2 PM
    Gather at Bahnhofstrasse/Main Station
    Note: As of this time, we are unsure who is organizing this event, as are other leaders in the area. As such, please take precaution if you choose to attend.
  • No to Racism! Together We Are STRONG!
    June 13 at 2 PM
    Stadelhofen
    Wear all black
    More information here.
DACH is supportive of Black Lives Matter (BLM) initiatives and as such are making members aware of related events across Switzerland. These events are neither organized nor sponsored by DACH. If you choose to participate, please maintain the proper spirit of peaceful demonstration and also observe any COVID-19 guidelines regarding social distancing and number of people at a gathering. Here is a Twitter thread with some ideas on how to protest safely.
 
We are trying to vet this information as best we can. However, events are developing quickly and our members are looking to us for information. It is our hope and assumption that you, our members, are well-informed and savvy enough to research these events/organizations yourselves, as well as planning for ways to keep yourself safe should something go wrong.
 
Also: Please promote DACH and the right to vote! Carry posters and highlight “Vote from Abroad” or “VoteFromAbroad.org” or “DemocratsAbroad.org” in your signs and in your clothing (t-shirts, hats, etc.). If you have votefromabroad.org handouts or cards, feel free to carry some to give to people along the route!
 
You may be able to find more information about these and other events at the Black Lives Matter Switzerland Facebook page or by emailing blmswitzerland@gmail.com.
 
As always, thank you for your time and consideration. Be safe and do good.