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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Stockholm (Sweden), Planned Demonstration on November 12

Europe > Sweden > Stockholm

U.S. Embassy Stockholm informs U.S. citizens that a march is planned for central Stockholm on Saturday, November 12. The march, organized by the Swedish Resistance Movement, is scheduled to start at 11:00 at Kungsträdgården, will proceed south toward Gamla Stan at 12:00, arrive at Mynttorget at 13:00, and conclude at 16:00. Police estimate the march will have about 200 participants. A counter-demonstration is planned in Sergels Torg from 10:00 to 13:30 the same day, possibly numbering up to 5,000 people.
Past demonstrations involving this group have turned violent. Embassy Stockholm urges U.S. citizens to avoid these areas during the above times.
Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates. Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

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