Large anti-lockdown demo in Rapperswil

© Roland Fischer, Zürich (Switzerland)

A large demonstration against the ongoing coronavirus restrictions took place on Saturday afternoon in Rapperswil in canton Sankt Gallen.

Police say around 4,000 gathered – with no masks. They decided not to intervene saying they wanted to act with proportionality. A spokesman says they would have been criticised no matter that they did. 

They were concerned about inflaming the situation which could have led to injuries and property damage. 

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