Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration December 20, 2017

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration is expected to take place in front of KEDS (Dardania area) in Pristina on December 20, beginning at 12:00. The protesters are expected to move to the Kosovo Ministry of Economic Development/Energy and, later, to the Kosovo Government Building. Several civil society organizations will be demonstrating with the stated purpose of protesting against the planned increase in electricity prices. Traffic disruptions are possible in the vicinity of George Bush Blvd and Mother Teresa Blvd.  The number of participants is unknown.  

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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