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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (June 15, 2022)

Location: Government of Kosovo building and surrounding areas, Pristina, Kosovo Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place in the center of Pristina beginning the morning of June 16, 2022.  U.S. citizens are encouraged to exercise caution and remain aware of their surroundings in the area of the Mother Teresa pedestrian zone. Actions to Take:  Visit …

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (June 9, 2020)

Country: Kosovo Location: Skanderbeg Square, Pristina, Kosovo Event: Several events are scheduled to occur between June 10 – 17, 2020. These events include, but are not limited to, the 21st anniversary of the liberation of Kosovo and the 15th anniversary of Vetëvendosje (VV). VV is organizing a political protest (“gathering”) on June 12, in Skanderbeg …

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (June 3, 2020)

Location: Skanderbeg Square, Pristina, Kosovo Event: Protests are scheduled today, June 3, 2020, in front of the Kosovo Assembly at Skanderbeg Square beginning at 10:30 am, related to the scheduled Assembly vote on whether to endorse a LDK-led government. Additional protests may occur in the coming days. U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid areas with active protests. Actions …

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (May 27, 2020)

Location: Adem Jashari, Skanderbeg, and Ibrahim Rugova Squares, Pristina, Kosovo Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on May 28, 2020 beginning at 1600, and continuing throughout the day. Vetëvendosje (VV) supporters intend to protest against the ongoing political situation, with an expected 3,500 participants. Additional protests by these and other actors may occur in …

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (November 5, 2019)

Location: Skanderbeg Square, Pristina, Kosovo. Event: According to local contacts, a protest/demonstration is planned at Skanderbeg Square, at 1200, on November 5. “People for Justice” are protesting the death of activist Astrit Dehari. According to social media, over 3,000 people have confirmed participation. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and …

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (April 25, 2019)

Location: Luan Haradinaj St., Pristina, Kosovo. Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on April 26, 2019 beginning at 1000. Vetevendosje political party will hold a protest demanding the dismissal of Kosovo’s chief prosecutor. Actions to Take: Avoid the area (Luan Haradinaj St in Pristina, Kosovo) Monitor local media for updates. Avoid crowds. Avoid demonstrations Keep …

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (February 7, 2019)

Location: Main police headquarters, Luan Haradinaj St, Pristina, Kosovo. Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on February 7, 2019 beginning at 1200. The Youth Initiative for Human Rights intends to protest against the “legitimized violence within the Kosovo Police against women and girls”. Vetevendosje has announced their planned participation in the protest. Actions to Take: …

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (September 26, 2018)

Location: National Library and Zahir Pajaziti Square in Pristina, Kosovo. Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on September 29, 2018 beginning at 1400.  Vetevendosje political party will hold a protest opposing the Kosovo President calls in favor of Kosovo-Serbia border correction.    Actions to Take: Avoid the area (National Library and Zahir Pajaziti Square …

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (September 26, 2018)

Location: Justice Palace in Ajvali, Kosovo. Event: Group of former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) members will hold a protest today, September 26, 2018 beginning at 13:00, to assert their stand on the protection of the values of war and the dignity of the KLA fighters. Actions to Take: Avoid the area (Justice Palace in Ajvali, …