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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Nicosia, Cyprus (November 16, 2022)
November 16, 2022

Location:  Announced gathering point is in Nicosia, at the PASYDY Building on Dimostheni Severi Avenue.  Protesters are expected to march on Grive Digeni, turn right in Prodromou Street, continue straight until the Ministry of Health traffic lights, then proceed down Metochiou Street towards the U.S. Embassy.

Event:  A demonstration is expected to take place on Thursday, November 17, 2022, beginning at 10:00 until approximately 12:00.  Approximately 250-300 participants are expected to march towards the U.S. Embassy.  The group intends to commemorate the Athens polytechnic uprising that took place on November 17, 1973.  Although the demonstration is expected to be peaceful, the group could block the entrance to the Embassy for one to two hours.  Embassy staff are asked to avoid the main entrance at the time of the demonstration.

U.S. citizens should exercise caution and be aware of their surroundings, particularly around large crowds or gatherings.  Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can become confrontational and possibly escalate into violence with little or no warning.  The U.S. Embassy will continue to monitor the situation and will send an update if new information arises.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the areas of the demonstration.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile.