Demonstration Alert: Tirana (Albania), Anti-Government Protests Near the Prime Minister’s Office and Other Government Locations

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

Prime Minister's Office

Parliament Building

Other government buildings

Event: A demonstration is expected to take place near the Prime Minister's Office on May 11, 2019, beginning around 18:30. The group intends to demonstrate against the Albanian government. The duration of the expected demonstration is unknown. Security forces have used water cannons and tear gas during recent protests.

U.S. Embassy personnel and family members have been directed to avoid all gathering points and locations where demonstrations are imminent or ongoing.

Actions to Take:

Avoid large gatherings and any areas where demonstrations are imminent or ongoing.

Be aware of your surroundings.

Monitor local media for updates.

Keep a low profile

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC)