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Demonstration Alert: Vienna (Austria), Pro-Kurdish Demonstration

Location:  Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following areas in Vienna:

  • Votivkirche/Schottentor
  • Boltzmanngasse and Strudlhofgasse
  • Währingerstrasse

Event: On Thursday, October 10, at 7:00 p.m., a Pro-Kurdish demonstration will take place.  The demonstration will start at the Votivkirche near Schottentor and proceed along Währingerstrasse to the area 50 meters south of the U.S. Embassy near the corner of Boltzmanngasse and Strudlhofgasse.  Austrian authorities expect the group size to be between 200-300 people.  The police do not anticipate violence or counter-protests.  A map of the route is attached.

Actions to take:

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





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