Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Minsk Saturday, October 21, 2017

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of an upcoming demonstration planned in Minsk.   The Belarusian National Congress is planning to hold a demonstration on Saturday, October 21 at 14:00 at Oktyabrskaya Square in Minsk.  This gathering has not been approved by Minsk authorities.

We remind U.S. citizens that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  U.S. citizens are therefore reminded to avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.  The Embassy also reminds U.S. citizens to remain vigilant, maintain an appropriate level of personal security in all circumstances, and monitor local news sources for updates.

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