Potential for Violence at Soccer Matches 18 April, 2017

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The U.S. Embassy in Belgrade informs U.S. citizens that on Tuesday, April 18, at 5:00pm, soccer club Partizan will play Red Star at Red Star’s Stadiumin Belgrade.  There is a potential for violence before, during, and after this match.  Expect police activity, crowds around the stadiums, and anticipate road closures approximately two hours before the games.  Embassy personnel are generally advised to avoid the vicinity of high-profile sporting events.

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

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