Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following areas of Vienna:
- 1st District
- 2nd District
- 3rd District
- Friday, March 25: 1:30 – 7:45 p.m. – 1st & 2nd Districts – Climate Change demonstration, starting at Stubentor U3 subway station (Vienna, Austria). From there, demonstrators will march to the Praterstern via Parkring, Stubenring, Franz-Josefs-Kai, Aspernbruecke, and Praterstrasse. A rally will begin at Praterstern at 3:45pm.
- Saturday, March 26: 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. – 1st & 3rd Districts – starting at Schwarzenbergplatz and the demonstrators intent to walk along the Ring. This demonstration is against COVID-19 measures, the mandatory vaccine, for freedom, peace and against war-mongering, and for neutrality “against NATO accession and EU economic wars.”
- Possible weekend spontaneous protests against Austria’s COVID-19 measures and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Most demonstrations in Vienna are peaceful, orderly, and well-policed. However, all demonstrations and protests should be avoided as they are often unpredictable in nature. In addition to these registered demonstrations, flash protests are always possible.
Actions to take:
- Avoid the areas of demonstrations.
- Follow the instructions of authorities and road signs regarding closures and detours.
- Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Keep a low profile.
U.S. Embassy Vienna – Consular Section
+43 1 313-39-7535 (weekdays 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
+43 1 313-39-0 (after hours, weekends and holidays)
Department of State – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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