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Demonstration Alert: Florence (Italy), Protest at Piazza Santa Maria Novella

Florence, from Piazza Santa Maria Novella to the Consulate building on Lungarno Vespucci

A protest of several hundred supporters of the Kurdish community are planning to gather at Piazza Santa Maria Novella today at 6:00 PM after which they will march to and demonstrate in front of the U.S. Consulate building. The demonstration is scheduled to end at 9:00 PM. Police will be present for crowd control and may limit foot or vehicle traffic in or near the area of the demonstration and procession.

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Avoid the area of the demonstration.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.




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