Demonstration Alert

Location:Nicosia, Cyprus 

Events:  A large demonstration is expected beginning at 5:00pm on SaturdayMarch 27 in Nicosia.  Protestors are expected to march from the Ministry of Interior towards Eleftherias Square.  Cyprus National Police officers will be present.   

U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area on Saturday afternoon.  All 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 demonstrations. 
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.  
  • Monitor local media for updates.  
  • Keep a low profile.  
  • Assistance: 

U.S. Embassy Nicosia, Cyprus web page 

+357 2239-3939 (after hours; wait for recorded message, then press 0) 

Email: ACSNicosia@state.gov 

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 

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