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Many of the demands in the Easter March

Switzerland is to export peace instead of war: hundreds of people have joined on Easter Monday in Bern this claim, and the traditional Easter March of the peace movement.

"No arms exports in the civil war country," was the Central demand of the rally participants. Switzerland was not forced to make the world with weapons deliveries, insecure, stress, Magdalena kueng of the group for a Switzerland without an army (GSoA). The country-wide export better: trade in goods, which could contribute to a good life, or services, and fostered peace.

be done, What abroad with the exported weapons, not to have Switzerland in the Hand. Often arms and other war material to the intimidation, oppression, open violence or warfare were used.

the rally participants, this is in stark contradiction to the neutrality and humanitarian Tradition of Switzerland. "On the one hand, peace mediator, on the other hand, war driver: "That's hypocritical."

"Against all reason and decency"

The Bernese Easter March starts in the Eichholz and the Aare, takes you along, on the Church field bridge on the Cathedral square. Hundreds of rainbow-coloured flags fluttered in the Wind as a the 1000 to 1500 people with its Kundgebungszug the direction of the Cathedral square marched. To read on banners were Slogans such as: "No Swiss money for wars in this world".

GSoA-Secretary Küng came in her address to the demand of the Swiss defense industry after the easing of arms exports to speak of. It was "a travesty, and against all reason and decency" that the Federal Council of this lock have right of first.

thanks to the commitment of people to campaign for a more peaceful world that the Federal Council had suspended the operation of the front hand. Küng noted, in this connection, the correction of the Initiative, with the help of Swiss arms exports in the civil war, countries need to be prevented.

Tradition Dating back to the 1960-ies

Easter marches in all over the world. The Tradition goes back to the 1960's as a peace movement against nuclear armament protested, also in Bern. Easter, consider that the organizers also in a secular world as the right Moment, a sign of a more peaceful world.

The Easter March in Bern is supported by more than 30 political and religious organizations, including the group for a Switzerland without an army. (SDA)

Created: 22.04.2019, 16:21 PM

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