Taxi drivers protest downtown Belgrade

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Belgrade, Serbia (November 27, 2018)

Location: Belgrade, Serbia 


Taxi drivers will protest against internet car-sharing services such as CarGo at 4:00pm on November 27. The protest will take place in front of the Serbian Government building on Nemanjina Street, and protesters plan to block traffic in downtown Belgrade until 6:00pm. We remind all U.S. citizens in Serbia that that 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.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the area.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Notify friends and family of your safety.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists/Westerners.