U.S. Embassy Luxembourg informs U.S. citizens that Amnesty International, the human rights advocacy group, plans to conduct a series of small demonstrations outside of several embassies during lunchtime today, Tuesday May 16th. We do not anticipate any disruption to normal embassy operations.
The group intends to ride bicycles from embassy to embassy to draw attention to their cause. Embassies identified on the Amnesty website include the United States, the United Kingdom, Turkey, Russia and China. Luxembourg police will escort the riders during the event. The exact route and number of participants is unknown, but police estimate fewer than 25.
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.
For further information about security in Luxembourg
· See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Luxembourg Country Specific Information. Link to 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. Link to STEP
· Contact the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg located at 22 Blvd Emmanuel Servais, Luxembourg 2535 at + 352 4601 2300 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +352 4601 2323
· 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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