Over a thousand people demonstrate in Bern
srf.ch, 10 May 2019 (auto-translation)
Citizens Committee «Stop 5G» calls for a moratorium on 5G technology and rejects higher limits.
|Over a thousand people demonstrated in Bern against the new 5G|
mobile communications standard. SRF.
The rally was organized by the Citizens Committee «Stop 5G». It calls for a stop to 5G expansion in Switzerland until there is a sufficient number of independent scientific studies. In addition, the applicable radiation protection limits must not be increased.
For the opponents of this technology, it has been proven that high-frequency radiation harms biological life and favors illness. With the introduction of such technologies, humans and ecosystems are threatened with irreversible effects, they warn.
Proponents of technology do not see any scientific evidence that radiation is a problem. They point to the limits in Switzerland, which are at a good level.
No confidence in politics
Speakers in Bern emphasized that the Federal Constitution was committed to the protection of physical integrity. "But we can not rely on politics to protect us. We must therefore take legal action to ensure that the state meets its precautionary obligation."
The rally in Bern is likely to be the first major one of its kind in Switzerland. More than a thousand people of all ages gathered at the [Waisenhausplatz] in the evening.
The Confederation disregards cantons and communities
Last February, the federal government auctioned 5G mobile communications, which earned it around CHF 380 million. There have already been efforts in several cantons for a G5 moratorium. The Confederation, however, insisted on its sole legislative competence in this matter. There is no room for cantonal or municipal regulations.
The cantons of Geneva, Jura and Vaud have imposed or are considering a moratorium on 5G antennas. In Bern, St. Gallen and Schwyz corresponding initiatives have been taken. Municipalities are also defending themselves against 5G antennas.