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.
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- Be aware of your surroundings
- Keep a low profile
- Notify friends and family of your safety
- 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.
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