Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Vienna, Austria (July 2, 2020)

Location:  Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following areas in Vienna:

  • Mariahilferstrasse and Neubaugasse
  • Waehringerstrasse U6 Station, moving towards Schottentor, ending at Minoritenplatz.

Events:  On Thursday, July 2, 2020, at 5:00 p.m., a protest organized by Black Lives Movement will be held at the U6 Waehringerstrasse at 5:00 pm. The group plans to move along Waehringerstrasse toward Schottentor and Universitaetsring ending at Minoritenplatz. Austrian authorities anticipate 1200 participants.

On Friday, July 5, 2020, at 4:00 p.m., a protest organized by “Palestine Solidarity Austria” is planned to take place at Mariahilferstrasse and Neubaugasse at 4:00 pm. This protest may have anti-U.S. sentiments.

Actions to take:

  • Be aware of your surroundings; even peaceful protests can turn violent.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Follow the instructions of local authorities and road signs regarding closures and detours.
  • Monitor local media for updates.

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