Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens

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

  • Tirana downtown area, in vicinity of the Parliament
  • Tirana Ring Road.

Event: A demonstration took place earlier today at the Parliament resulting in numerous injuries. A second demonstration is expected to take place today, November 22, 2018 at 5:00 pm. Although the exact location of the protest is not known, previous protests have occurred in front of government buildings and the Tirana Ring Road. The group intends to protest against the planned extension to the Ring Road.

U.S. Embassy personnel and family members are directed to monitor local media and avoid these locations while the protests take place.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid potential sites of protest including government buildings and the Tirana Ring Road.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Keep a low profile.