United States Embassy Warsaw
Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration at U.S. Embassy on Tuesday
April 19, 2016
The U.S. Embassy in Warsaw informs U.S. citizens that two organizations, Stołeczna Inicjatywa Obywatelska (Metropolitan Civic Initiative) and Nie Chcemy Wojsk USA na Terenie Polski (“We Don’t Want U.S. Troops in Poland”), have registered a demonstration for Tuesday, April 19, from 19:00-21:00. The groups will gather in front of the U.S. Embassy on Al. Ujazdowskie to oppose stationing U.S. troops in Poland. They also plan to commemorate those who died in connection with the 1993 raid on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas.
The embassy reminds U.S. citizens that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can be unpredictable and may escalate into violence. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the areas of these demonstrations and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any demonstrations or protests. Be alert and aware of your surroundings and monitor the local news media for the most current information.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel websitefor the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, and Travel Alerts, and read the Country Specific Information for Poland.
- Enroll in the State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive the latest security updates, and so the Embassy can locate you in an emergency. If you don’t have Internet access, you can enroll in STEP directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
- The S. Embassy in Warsawis located at Aleje Ujazdowskie 29/31, telephone +48-22-504-2000. Appointments for U.S. citizen services can be made Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., excluding Polish and American holidays and the last working Wednesday of each month. Appointments may also be scheduled for Fridays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. In the event of emergency after hours, you may contact the Embassy duty officer at +48-22-504-2000.
- Contact the U.S. embassy or consulate for up-to-date information on travel restrictions. You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).