Security Alert – U. S. Embassy, Warsaw
Location: Warsaw and cities throughout Poland
Event: Multiple scheduled demonstrations, marches, and rallies will take place in downtown Warsaw on Thursday, November 11, 2021, during Polish Independence Day. Additional events are expected in other cities throughout Poland. Previous Polish Independence Day demonstrations, marches, and rallies have seen a turnout of approximately 100,000 people. Expect heavy traffic congestions throughout Warsaw, as well as road closures and parking difficulties. Events are expected to take place as early as 8AM and last until 10PM.
In the past, there have been reported incidents of violence associated with some of these demonstrations. At some demonstrations minorities were harassed. U.S. citizens are advised to use caution and avoid areas where demonstrations are active.
Below is a summary of known events in Warsaw and the locations involved:
- Plac Bankowy – in front of the building of the City Hall of Warsaw.
(Between 8AM and 1PM)
- Emilii Plater St. – next to Złote Tarasy complex.
(Between 8AM and 3PM)
- Plac Na Rozdrożu – Roman Dmowski Monument.
(Between 8AM and 10PM)
- Pasaż Szymborskiej – next to Palace of Science and Culture.
(Between 11AM and 5PM)
- 84-92 Marszałkowska St. – next to Roman Dmowski Roundabout
- March: pl. Unii Lubelskiej, Marszałkowska, pl. Zbawiciela, Marszałkowska, pl. Konstytucji, Piękna, Al. Ujazdowskie (they will pass in front of the United States Embassy), pl. Trzech Krzyży 150 participants.
The following two events in Warsaw are of particular concern due to increased risk of violence:
14 Kobiet z Mostu
Gather at Roman Dmowski Roundabout, walk along Aleje Jerozolimskie, the Charles de Gaulle roundabout, and the Prince Józef Poniatowski Bridge, ending on the grounds of the PGE Narodowy Stadium. (Between 10:30AM and 5PM)
Stowarzyszenie Marsz Niepodległości
Speculated to follow the same route as in previous years, which is the same route as the 14 Kobiet z Mostu event. (Between 1PM – Unknown)
Actions to take:
- Avoid crowds and demonstrations.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Keep a low profile.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.
U.S. Embassy, Warsaw, Poland
Aleje Ujazdowskie 29/31, Piękna 12
+48 22 504 2784 (business hours)
+48 22 504 2000 (after-hours emergencies involving U.S. citizens)
U.S. Consulate General, Krakow, Poland
Ul. Stolarska 9
31-043 Krakow, Poland
+48 12 424 5100 (business hours)
+48 601 483 348 (after-hours emergencies involving U.S. Citizens)
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
Poland Country Information
Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.
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