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Security Alert: Warsaw (Poland), Large Protests in November 11

Europe > Poland > Warsaw

Location: Warsaw, Poland

 

Event: Several public, celebratory events will take place on November 11, 2018, in conjunction with Polish Independence Day. 

In 2017, the march organized by the Independence March Association attracted more than 50,000 participants.  In previous years, some marchers in the Independence March Association event carried banners, hurled flares and chanted slogans aimed at racial, sexual, and religious minorities.  There were also incidents of violence including clashes between marchers and counter-demonstrators.  If this year’s Independence March Association march takes place, it is expected to begin in front of the Sejm Parliament Building, near the Home Army and Polish Underground State monument, proceed to the Dmowski Roundabout, and then to the National Stadium via Aleje Jerozolimskie and Wybrzeże Szczecińskie. 

 

Actions to Take:

•  Avoid the march route

•  Avoid crowds

•  Avoid demonstrations

•  Keep a low profile

•  Monitor local media for updates

 

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy Warsaw

22 504 2784; 22 504 2000

ACSWarsaw@state.gov

https://pl.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/

 

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444