September 24, 2015
The U.S. Embassy in Podgorica informs U.S. citizens protests are scheduled for Sunday, September 27, 2015 starting at 1800. Members of some opposition parties will gather in front of the Parliament Building which is located on Boulevard Svetog Petra Cetinjskog between Boulevard Stanka Dragojevica and Njegoseva Street to protest against government. Media reports indicate that related protests may occur in other cities throughout Montenegro; however, no other details are available at this time.
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. The Embassy additionally recommends avoiding unnecessary travel within Montenegro on the day of the protest.
Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates. Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security and follow instructions of local authorities.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Montenegro Country Specific Information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- The U.S. Embassy/Consulate in Podgorica located at Dzona Dzeksona 2, 81000 Podgorica, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The emergency after-hours number for the U.S. Embassy is 382 (0) 20 410 500.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Mondaythrough Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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