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Demonstration Alert: Nicosia (Cyprus), Protest Expected on Saturday, October 17

Location: Dherynia (aka Deryneia) Crossing Point, Famagusta, Cyprus 


Event: A demonstration is expected Saturday, October 17, at the Dherynia Crossing Point at 7:30 pm local time.  Demonstrators are expected to gather in Dherynia and march toward the crossing point.  Cyprus National Police officers will be present.   


U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area during the late afternoon and evening hours on October 17.  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.  

  • Assistance: 

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

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 

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