Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy, Bratislava, Slovakia, March 26, 2018

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Location: There is a demonstration planned for Námestie Alexandra Dubčeka in front of the National Council building in Bratislava.

Event: A demonstration is planned for Monday, March 26, 2018 beginning at 17:00 to 19:00 to protest against the proposed new government following the resignation of the previous Slovak Prime Minister.  A crowd in the thousands is expected to attend the protest to be held at Námestie Alexandra Dubčeka in front of the Slovak National Council and adjacent to the Bratislava castle.

Roads in the area around Bratislava’s Staré Mesto (Old Town) will be closed and public transportation will also stop during the planned time of the protest.

Actions to Take:

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

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