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Demonstration Alert: Tbilisi (Georgia), Protests on May 17

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Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following neighborhoods in Tbilisi, Georgia:

·         Rustaveli Avenue from Rose Revolution Square to Freedom Square

·        There is a strong possibility that the area from Philharmonic Concert Hall to Freedom Square will be closed to vehicles and open only for pedestrians until the rallies are over. 


Event: Demonstrations expected to take place on Thursday, May 17, beginning at 10:00 am and lasting late into the evening. Multiple political groups/non-governmental organizations have planned political rallies/marches/gatherings, which are expected to draw large crowds, and last for most of the day into the late evening.  They will have a significant impact on traffic and pedestrian movement in the area during that time.

U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid those areas during this period.

Actions to Take:

·         Avoid the areas of the demonstrations.

·         Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.

·         Monitor local media for updates.

·         Keep a low profile.

·         Assistance: 

U.S. Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia

(995)(32) 227-7724 (M-F 8:30-5:30)

(995)(32) 227-7000 (after hours) 

·         State Department – Consular Affairs

  888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

·         Georgia Country Information

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