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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Vienna, Austria (January 19, 2024)
January 19, 2024

Location: Vienna 9th District, including the area around the U.S. Embassy.

Events: Friday, January 19, 2024, there will be a “Solidarity with the Palestinian People” rally starting at 3:30 p.m. in Votivpark (next to Votivkirche in the 9th district) with up to 200 people expected. The rally will transition to a march down Währinger Strasse to the U.S. Embassy compound, likely between 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Police will escort and monitor demonstrators, who will likely end the march at the Boltzmanngasse-Strudlhofgasse intersection. Demonstrators are expected to be at this intersection from around 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. U.S. Embassy employees and family members have been advised to avoid the demonstration areas and consider re-scheduling activities at the Embassy compound, if possible, to avoid traffic delays.

Actions to take:

  • Avoid the area of demonstrations.
  • Be aware of your surroundings. If you see something that seems odd or out of place, immediately notify the nearest law enforcement officer and move away from the area.
  • Always carry your cellphone, programmed with local emergency numbers; Austrian Police (133), Ambulance (144), Fire (122), Europe-wide emergency (112).
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Follow the instructions of authorities and road signs regarding closures and detours.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile.


U.S. Embassy Vienna – Consular Section
Parkring 12A (Marriott Hotel Building), Vienna, 1190, Austria
U.S. Citizens emergencies ONLY: +43-1-31-3390
E-mail: ConsulateVienna@state.gov
Embassy website: AT.usembassy.gov

Department of State – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
Austria Country Information

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