Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens

Location: Tirana, Albania – Mother Teresa Square, Student City, and the surrounding areas; Other cities around Albania.

Event: A large student demonstration is expected to take place in the Mother Teresa Square as well as Student City and surrounding areas in Tirana beginning early on December 8, 2018. Additional demonstrations are expected to take place in other cities around Albania and could occur without advanced notice. Student protests are expected to continue until a dispute over university costs and housing is resolved between the demonstrators and the government.

U.S. citizens are urged to monitor local media and to avoid Mother Teresa Square and any other area where there is information that a demonstration is imminent or ongoing

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media for updates;
  • Avoid demonstrations;
  • Avoid the area near Mother Teresa Square in Tirana and other areas around the country if there is information that a demonstration is imminent or ongoing;
  • Be aware of your surroundings;
  • Keep a low profile.

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