Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens

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

  • Prime Minister’s Office
  • Parliament Building
  • Other government buildings

Event: A demonstration is expected to take place on May 13, 2019, beginning around 18:30.  The group intends to demonstrate against the Albanian government.  The duration of the expected demonstration is unknown.  Recent protests have been violent and security forces have responded to protesters with water cannons and tear gas.

U.S. Embassy personnel and family members have been directed to avoid all gathering points and locations where demonstrations are imminent or ongoing.

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