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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Rome (Italy), Planned Demonstration on April 12

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The Italian State Police informed the U.S. Embassy in Rome that today, Wednesday, April 12, 2017 there will be a demonstration at Piazza Barberini from 1700-1900.

The group, “Piattaforma Eurostop” (Eurostop Platform) is protesting recent U.S. military activity in Syria.  The police estimate 50 individuals will take part in the demonstration.  Italian police will monitor the event and do not expect any violence associated with this protest.  The demonstration may cause traffic delays in the immediate area.

The U.S. Embassy in Rome recommends that U.S. citizens and their families avoid the areas near the demonstration and exercise caution if walking or driving in the vicinity.

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