Scheduled demonstrations in Bratislava on Friday, March 3, 2023

Location:  Hodzovo námestie (at the Presidential Palace) and Hviezdoslavovo námestie (at the U.S. Embassy)


Time:  Friday, March 3 from 17:00 to 20:00


Event:  Up to 2000 protestors are expected to participate in a scheduled demonstration in front of the U.S. Embassy and the Presidential Palace. 


The protest is directed at the Government of Slovakia, but strong anti-NATO and anti-U.S. sentiment is expected.  Other organizations could take advantage of the protest to promote their own agenda and encourage violence or clashes with police.  There is a chance of road closures and traffic disruptions.  U.S. government personnel have been advised to leave the Embassy before 17:00 and avoid the areas of the demonstrations.


Actions to Take:

·         Avoid the area of the demonstrations.

·         Keep a low profile and pay attention to your surroundings.

·         Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.

·         Monitor local media for updates: Slovak Spectator, local English language newspaper; Radio RSI is a radio station with some English.



·         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. The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +0903 703 666.

·         To reach Consular Affairs in Washington, D.C., call 1-888-407-4747 toll-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 U.S. federal holidays).

·         Visit the wepage of the U.S. Embassy in Bratislava

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