Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens

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

  • Deshmoret e Kombit Boulevard, in vicinity of Prime Minister’s Office
  • Murat Toptani Street, in the vicinity of the Interior Ministry.

Event:  A demonstration is expected to take place on May 26, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., with people expected to begin gathering as early as10:00 a.m.  The group intends to protest against the Albanian government.  U.S. Embassy personnel and family members are directed to avoid these locations while the protests take place.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid Boulevard Deshmoret e Kombit and the area around the Interior Ministry.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile.