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.
- U.S. Embassy Tirana, Albania
+(355) (0)4 224-7285
+(355) (0)4 224-7285 (after hours)
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Albania Country Information
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