Alert: Public Gatherings – Demonstration on November 17

Event:  On November 17, Czechs commemorate student demonstrations under the Nazi occupation in 1939 and against the Communist regime in 1989. Several events, including Korzo Narodni, will take place around the city. One of the large events will include a march to Wenceslas Square.  Travelers may experience traffic or public transportation delays due to road closures, crowds and increased police presence. One anti-government protest is planned at 2:00 PM which will begin at the main railway station and move to Czech Television headquarters.

For additional details about the specific events and locations, see the following links:

Actions to Take:  

  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests. 
  • Monitor local media for updates. 
  • Keep a low profile.