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 exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the area (Skanderbeg Square. in Pristina, Kosovo)
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Avoid demonstrations
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.