Around 400 people joined a peaceful demonstration in support of refugees held in the centre of Sion on Thursday night.

The silent march, organized by the regional branches of Amnesty International and the Green party in the canton of Valais, saw local people, refugees already established in the Valais city and left-wing politicians parade through the streets of Sion.

Demonstrators carried placards calling for an end to drownings in the Mediterranean and safer ways for refugees to reach Europe.

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