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Demonstration Alert: Cyprus, Demonstration scheduled outside the U.S. Embassy in Nicosia July 21 7:30pm

U.S. citizens are advised that a demonstration is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, July 21 at 07:30pm at the U.S. Embassy in Nicosia.  The demonstration is expected to last an hour and be peaceful.  A strong police presence, including riot police, is also expected.  All citizens should avoid the area around the U.S. Embassy during the evening hours of June 21.  


All citizens should exercise caution and be aware of their surroundings, particularly around large crowds or gatherings.  Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can become confrontational and possibly escalate into violence with little or no warning.  The U.S. Embassy will continue to monitor the situation and will send an update if new information arises. 


Actions to Take: 

  • Avoid the areas of the demonstrations.  
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.  
  • Monitor local media for updates.  
  • Keep a low profile.  
  • For Assistance: 

U.S. Embassy Nicosia, Cyprus web page 

+357 2239-3939 (after hours; wait for recorded message, then press 0) 

Email: ACSNicosia@state.gov 

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444.  

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