Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia

February 10, 2020

Location:  Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, Namestie Slobody, Hodzovo Namestie, and Namestie SNP.

Event:  Multiple demonstrations are expected to take place on 02/11/2020.  All the events are regarding the Istanbul Convention. There will be a demonstration on Slobody Namestie at 8:00 AM with another on Hodžovo Namestie at 12:00 PM.  A counter demonstration is scheduled at Hodžovo Namesie at 11:00 AM. Recently there has been some unexpected violence at similar events.  Concurrently, there will be a demonstration from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM at Namestie SNP.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the areas of the demonstrations Namestie Slobody, Hodzovo Namestie, Namestie SNP.
  • Exercise caution if in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Keep a low profile
  • Notify friends and family of your safety

Assistance:

  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program(STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Slovakia located at Hviezdoslavovo namestie 4-5 in Bratislava, at +02 5443 0861, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +0903 703 666.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except S. federal holidays).
  • Visit the Embassy webpage.
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