Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Skopje (Macedonia), Demonstrations in Skopje on February 28, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Skopje informs U.S. citizens that various groups will gather today in front of the Government building on Ilindenska Blvd at 5:00 p.m. for a large demonstration. After that, protesters plan to march to the Parliament building on 11 Oktomvri Street. The number of expected participants is around 5,000.

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.

Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates. Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council