Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens

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

  • Deshmoret e Kombit Boulevard

Event: A political rally is expected to take place on March 2, 2020 beginning around 5:00 p.m.  The duration of the expected rally is unknown.  Past demonstrations have included violence.  Security forces have used water cannons and tear gas to disperse crowds.

U.S. Embassy personnel and family members have been directed to avoid the area where demonstrators are gathered.

Actions to Take:

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

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