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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: The Hague (Netherlands), Planned Demonstration on June 27

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Dutch National Police informed the U.S. Embassy in The Hague of a demonstration that will occur near the U.S. Embassy at the Malieveld on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, from 14:00-17:00.  


The demonstration, sponsored by the Algemene Onderwijsbond (AOb) or General Education Union, is to draw attention to primary education.  The Dutch National Police will be present to ensure public safety.


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.


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See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Europe Travel Alert, and Netherlands Country Specific Information.


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Contact the U.S. Consulate General in the Netherlands, located at Museumplein 19, 1071 DJ, Amsterdam, at +31 (0)20 575-5309, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or via email at .  After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +31 (0)70 310-2209 


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