Thursday’s rally against the coronavirus measures was officially canceled by organizers and banned by the authorities, but a large number of people still turned up and marched through the city, chanting “freedom” and booing the police.
La police réprime au canon à eau, balles en caoutchouc et gaz lacrymogènes la manifestation contre le pass sanitaire qui se déroule ce soir dans les rues de Berne en Suisse. #Bern pic.twitter.com/lOuqQC3wgB
— Anonyme Citoyen (@AnonymeCitoyen) September 23, 2021
As night fell, the authorities responded by turning water cannon on the protesters. One journalist captured footage of riot police firing tear-gas grenades as well.