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Anti-racism rallies were held in Bern, Basel, and other cities in Switzerland on Saturday.

Their members expressed solidarity with protesters in the US, following the death of African American death George Floyd, the TV company reported.

According to RTS, nearly 5 thousand people attended the demonstrations in Basel despite the ban of mass events amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The police were present but did not intervene, TASS reported.

In Bern, protesters held actions in “I can't breathe” face masks.

In Neuchatel, authorities allowed a demonstration with up to 300 participants, but nearly 500 gathered there, an RTS reporter noted. 

Mass protests and riots broke out in many US states after the death of African-American George Floyd. Three police officers handcuffed Floyd, threw him to the ground and apprehended him, and one of them pressed his knee on the man's neck. All four police officers involved in the detention have been fired and charged.

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