Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Amsterdam (Netherlands), Planned Demonstration in The Hague on February 1

The Dutch police have informed the U.S. Embassy in The Hague of a demonstration scheduled to take place at the Malieveld on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 16:00 to 17:30.

Approximately 800 people are expected to take part in the demonstration in opposition to the U.S. President's Executive Order on Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals. There will be significant police presence to ensure public safety.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council