The U.S. Embassy Brussels informs U.S. citizens that an
organized march will take place in Brussels on November 17, 2016. Police will
On November 17, 2016, from 10:00 to 16:00 hours, the Kurdish "Peoples"
Democratic Party (HDP) will conduct a protest march against the current Turkish
government. The demonstrators will start to gather at the Gare du Nord around
10:00 hours and will begin marching at 11:00 hours. They will arrive at
Cinquantenaire at approximately 12:30 hours, where they will remain for speeches
to be read. Approximately 10,000 people are expected to participate. Please
expect traffic disruptions.
Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can
turn confrontational and escalate into violence. Avoid areas where
demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of
any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.
For further information:
See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel
Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Belgium Country Specific Information.
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easier to locate you in an emergency.
Contact the U.S. Embassy in Belgium located at Blvd du Regent 27, 1000
Brussels at +32-02-811-4000. Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(except U.S. federal and Belgian holidays). After-hours emergency number for
U.S. citizens is +32-02-811-4000.
toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other
countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through
Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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