Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy, Bratislava, Slovakia, April 05 and 06, 2018

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Location: There is a demonstration planned in Bratislava at Námestie SNP.  There are other protests planned throughout the country taking place in the central square of the towns and cities.

Event: There is a demonstration planned for Bratislava at Námestie SNP on Thursday, April 05 from 17:00 – 19:00 and more demonstrations taking place throughout the country on Friday, April 06. The protests are calling for the removal of the National Police Chief. The demonstration in Bratislava is expected to number near twenty thousand.

Roads in the area around Bratislava’s Námestie SNP will be closed and public transportation will also stop during the planned time of the protests.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the downtown Bratislava area
  • Avoid demonstrations
  • Avoid crowds
  • Monitor local news for developments
  • Be aware of your surroundings

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