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Demonstration Alert: U. S. Embassy Vienna – November 20, 2021
November 19, 2021

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following areas in Vienna:
  • 1st District- Heldenplatz marching counterflow on Ring Road – Final Event scheduled for 18:00 at Ballhausplatz. 
  • 1st District- Museums Quartier 12:00pm – 8:00pm
  • 1st District– Rathaus
  • 1st District- Stadtpark
  • 1st District- Staatsoper (State Opera) 12:00pm – 8:00pm
  • 1st District- Schwarzenbergplatz 1:00pm – 6:0pm
  • 1st District- Platz der Menschenrechte (Human Rights Square) 2:45pm – 6:00pm

Event: There is an expected demonstration against COVID-19 lockdowns for the unvaccinated and mandatory vaccinations for some professions. Thousands of protesters are expected. Counter protests are to be expected.

Actions to take:

  • Avoid the areas of demonstration.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile.