Demonstration Alert: PLANNED DEMONSTRATION IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, DECEMBER 20, 2023

Location:  London, United Kingdom

Event:  Media report a planned demonstration is expected to take place on December 20, 2023 beginning at 10 Downing Street and proceeding to the U.S. Embassy in London.

U.S. citizens are encouraged to avoid areas of demonstrations and always exercise caution within the vicinity of demonstrations or if caught in a demonstration.  Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate to violence.  Do not attempt to drive or walk through a demonstration.  Road closures and public transportation services may be impacted, U.S. citizens are encouraged to monitor local transportation information and coordinate travel routes accordingly.

Details of the protest are as follows:

Date: Wednesday, December 20, 2023
Time: Starting at 1100 through 1730
Demonstration: Amhara Community Group
Location: Beginning at 10 Downing Street and proceeding to the U.S. Embassy in London.
Number of participants: 300-400 expected.

Actions to Take:

  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Review your personal security plans
  • Monitor local media for updates
  • Avoid crowds
  • Enroll in Safe Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive travel and security updates

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy London, United Kingdom
33 Nine Elms Lane
London, UK SW11 7US
+44 (0) 207-499-9000
from U.S.: 011 44 (0)20 7499-9000
SCSLondon@state.gov
https://uk.usembassy.gov/

Consulate General Belfast
+44 (0) 28 9038-6100
ConsularBelfast@state.gov

U.S. Consulate General Edinburgh
+44 (0) 131 556-8315
Edinburgh-info@state.gov

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
United Kingdom Country InformationEnroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.

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