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DEMONSTRATION ALERT: U.S. EMBASSY VIENNA, AUSTRIA (NOVEMBER 26, 2023)
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November 24, 2023

Location: Multiple locations in the 9th District, Vienna, including the U.S. Embassy

According to Vienna police, this Sunday, November 26, beginning at 2:00 p.m., there will be a rally called “Solidarity with the Palestinian People” in Votivpark (next to Votivkirche in the 9th district) with 300-500 participants expected. The rally will transition to a march down Währinger Strasse to the U.S. Embassy compound for a concluding rally, likely between 3:30 and 5:00pm. There will be significant police presence, including blockades at the Boltzmanngasse-Strudlhofgasse and Boltzmanngasse-Alserbachstrasse intersections. Nearby residents will be able to pass by showing ID to police (e.g., legit cards), but are advised to avoid driving if possible during the affected time due to crowds. The demonstrators will be held at the Boltzmanngasse-Strudlhofgasse intersection.

Most demonstrations in Vienna are peaceful, orderly, and well-policed. All demonstrations and protests should be avoided as they are often unpredictable in nature. In addition to these registered demonstrations, unsanctioned flash protests are possible.  U.S. Embassy employees and family members have been advised to avoid the demonstration areas.

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
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

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