Gilets-Jaune protest flops in Bern
A Swiss Gilets-Jaune, or yellow vest, protest failed to get much traction in Bern on Saturday. Only 50 turned up.
Police say the protest was unauthorized, but in the end – it went unnoticed by many people on the streets.
The call for protestors was made on social media – only three participants were seen at Geneva train station heading for Bern.
It’s unclear who exactly is behind the movement, but one leading figure on Facebook is a school student from canton Vaud, Kevin Charmillot, who can also be seen posing with a gun.
The protestors are calling for lower health insurance premiums, higher wages, no rise in retirement ages and fair rents.