The U.S. Embassy in Belgrade informs U.S. citizens that the citizen’s initiative “Don’t Drown Belgrade” announced it will hold a demonstration on Tuesday, April 25, at 6:00 pm. Participants of the ongoing student protests in Belgrade have announced they will join the march starting on Hercegovacka Street in Savamala and continue towards the Serbian parliament. The joint nature of today’s protests, along with the warmer weather, could result in larger crowds than normal. Traffic patterns likely will be adversely affected by these marches, so plan your travels accordingly.
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.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Serbia Country Specific Information.
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- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Serbia, located at Bulevar kneza Aleksandra Karadordevica 92, at +381 (11) 706-4000, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is also +381 (11) 706-4000.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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