– Security fees may be charged to participants
In the canton of Bern, a law adopted in 2019 makes it possible to turn against the organizers or simple demonstrators in the event of excesses.
Florent Quiquerez, Bern
Posted today at 07:30
It is now a tradition. Every Thursday the federal capital is teaâbe of anti demonstrations–sanitary measures. And it costs the authorities. In the «Bund», the advisor ofIT’Sbernese state chargIt’s from Ssecurity, Philippe Müller, assesses between 100’000 and 200’000 francs the engagement of the police. That’s a lot, and some of that money could be taken from protesters the most violent.
This may not be known in Romandie, but in the canton of Bern, the legislative arsenal allows this. The revision de police law adoptede speak pcantonal law in 2018 and widely dubbede by the population in 2019 indeed allows to reflect on lare protesters lcosts related to demonstrations that degenerate. This is what the text says: “During demonstrations during which acts of violence have been committed against people or property, the municipality may invoice the’organizer […] and to those who participated in acts of violence the costs of’police intervention.»