Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Pristina (Kosovo), Planned Demonstration on May 26

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place in downtown Decani at Mentor Tolaj Square on May 26, 2016 starting at 12:00 noon. Organizations in Kosovo will be demonstrating against the Kosovo Constitutional Court's decision on land ownership of Visoki De?ani Monastery. The anticipated size of the protest is unknown.

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.

" See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution,Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Kosovo Country Specific Information.

" Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.

Source: : U.S. Department of State