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DEMONSTRATION ALERT: U.S. EMBASSY VIENNA, AUSTRIA (JANUARY 26, 2024)
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January 26, 2024

Location: Vienna 1st District, Austrian Parliament area

Events: Today, January 26, 2024, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the Vienna Police estimate 10,000 – 15,000 people will gather at the Austrian Parliament in the First District in opposition to the Freedom Party of Austria. There will be a heavy police presence and significant traffic disruptions and delays in the vicinity of the Parliament as well as temporarily blocked streets in the surrounding area.

 

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.

Assistance:

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
www.travel.state.gov
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
Austria Country Information

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