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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Lisbon (Portugal), Demonstrations on January 20 and 21

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The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon informs U.S. Citizens in Portugal that two potentially large demonstrations focusing on U.S. politics will occur at the end of this week.  On January 20, a vigil will take place at Largo do Carmo at 17:00.  On January 21, a demonstration is scheduled to take place in front of the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon at 15:00.

U.S. Citizens are reminded that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  U.S. citizens should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.  For additional information, please refer to A Safe Trip abroad.

For further information about security in Portugal:

  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Portugal Country Specific Information.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Portugal, located at Avenida das Forças Armadas, in the neighborhood of Sete Rios near the Jardim Zoológico, at + (351) 217 702-122, 08:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +(351) 21-727-3300 or (351) 21-094-2300.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 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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