Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy, Bratislava, Slovakia, April 27, 2018

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Location: There is a demonstration planned for Námestie SNP in Bratislava.

Event: A demonstration is planned for Friday, April 27, 2018 beginning at 17:00 to 19:00 to show discontent with the ruling government coalition and alleged corruption.  A crowd in the thousands is expected to attend the protest to be held at Námestie SNP.

Public transportation and roads in the area around Bratislava’s Staré Mesto (Old Town) will be subject to closures and detours.

Actions to Take:

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

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