Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following areas in Tirana, Albania: 

  • Ministry of Interior area, downtown

Event: A group is expected to demonstrate against the Albanian government and the recent demolition of the National Theater.  Demonstrations may occur on a regular basis for an unknown period of time.  Some past demonstrations have turned violent, prompting security forces to respond with water cannons and tear gas.

Actions to Take: 

  • Avoid potential sites of protest.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Keep a low profile.