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Demonstration Alert (January 8, 2022)
January 8, 2022

Demonstration Alert


Location: Tirana: Democratic Party headquarters

Date/Time: Saturday, January 8, 2022, in progress

Event:  U.S. citizens are advised that the protest at Democratic Party headquarters has escalated into serious violence, with incidents of physical force and tear gas.  U.S. citizens are strongly advised to avoid the area around Democratic Party headquarters and remain aware of surroundings as incidents can emerge in other parts of the city.

U.S. citizens are advised to avoid any large gatherings in the city. While many large public events may proceed peacefully, some situations can change quickly and unpredictably, and participants can migrate to other parts of the city. Monitor local media for the latest information and follow instructions of local law enforcement authorities.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid large gatherings and any areas where demonstrations are imminent or ongoing.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile.