United States Embassy Warsaw
Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Warsaw on Wednesday, July 20, 2016
July 19, 2016
U.S. Embassy Warsaw notifies U.S. citizens in Poland that a demonstration organized by Committee for Defense of Democracy (KOD) will take place in front of the Polish Parliament at Wiejska 4/6/8 street in Warsaw on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. From 5 up to 1 000 people are expected to participate in the demonstration.
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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