Bern tourist office worried about riot effect
The Bern tourist office is worried the pictures of the recent riots in the city will put off visitors. The images of running street battles of police and burnt out vehicles have travelled around the world.
The tourist director, Markus Lergier, says people are already worried about terrorist attacks and the strong franc is affecting international visitors – he fears the latest news will only make the situation worse.
During the riots, 11 people were injured and 18 were arrested.