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Demonstration Alert: Nicosia (Cyprus), Syria-related Demonstration

Demonstration Alert - U. S. Embassy Nicosia, Cyprus (October 9, 2019)


Location:  at the U.S. Embassy in Nicosia, Cyprus


Event:  A demonstration in opposition of events in Syria is scheduled to take place at approximately 11:30 a.m. on October 10, 2019.  There will be at least 100 protestors marching from the Ministry of Interior to Metochiou Street in front of the North Gate and then to the Russian Embassy.  Cyprus National Police will be present to escort the demonstrators. Traffic in the area may be affected.  Consular services will not be impacted by the demonstration.


U.S government personnel are advised to avoid areas that may be targeted for demonstrations.


Actions to Take:

·                   Avoid demonstration areas.

·                   Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.

·                   Monitor local media for updates.


U.S. Embassy Nicosia, Cyprus
+357 2239-3939
+357 2239-3939 (after hours; wait for recorded message, then press 0)

U.S. Embassy Nicosia web page

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Cyprus Country Information

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