Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Sarajevo (BiH), Planned Protest

A protest is scheduled for Monday, September 26 at 12:00pm near to the site of the old U.S. Embassy (Alipasina 43). The Embassy's Regional Security Office (RSO) notes that the police are aware and have taken steps in preparation for a significant crowd. The RSO encourages U.S. Citizens to stay away from any large crowds gathered in the area for the duration. Demonstrations are not always planned in advance and while they are often relatively small and peaceful, visitors are advised to exercise caution if they encounter any large gatherings in Sarajevo and throughout the country.

Alipasina is a major thoroughfare on the northside of the city. Please be cognizant of this on-going issue and use alternate routes and plan for extended traffic delays.

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council.