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Basel: Unauthorized Women’s Day Parade – Police cordon off venue


An unauthorized demonstration on the occasion of Women’s Day – the police cordoned off the place

In Basel, on the occasion of Women’s Day, an unauthorized rally was called. The police warned in advance of violent groups.


Barfüsseerplatz exclusion zone: Police do not tolerate unauthorized marching by activists and have sealed off the area around Barfüsseerplatz in Basel.

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The relevant platforms called for a “feminist queer fight day” in Basel. The unauthorized rally was declared at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. The reason for this is International Women’s Day, which is celebrated on Wednesday. The Basel cantonal police warned in advance of violent groups that could be involved and Declare presence and identity checks around Barfüsserplatz.

After an unauthorized climate demonstration on February 11th It ended in riotsThe Basel cantonal police don’t want to let anything burn this time, they indicate with their proactive communications. At that time, it did not expect violent protesters and did not deploy enough staff.

On Wednesday they made Barfüsserplatz a no-go area. Those who wanted to enter the square were greeted by police officers in riot gear. All entrances to the arena were provided with barrier tape, and a large group was on standby in the background. Even Basel’s transport company indicated in tram advertisements that Barfüsserplatz should be avoided from 6:30 p.m.

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