Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations February 6, 2016

U.S. Embassy Prague informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place in Prague on Saturday, February 6, 2016, from approximately 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. We anticipate the size of the protests to be approximately 300 to 2,000 people. Various groups will be demonstrating with the stated purpose of protesting against a variety of political themes, including anti-immigration and the European Union amongst others. Gathering places include many frequented by tourists and Prague residents including Vaclavske namesti, Staromestske namesti, Malostranske namesti, Hradcanske namesti, Namesti Miru and streets in between. Streets and transit may be blocked at various times.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

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  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Czech Republic Country Specific Information.
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  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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