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Security Messages and Demonstration Notices

November 14, 2014

Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration

Supporters of presidential candidate Klaus Iohannis will demonstrate in and around Piata Universitatii beginning at 1800 today. The demonstrators have not received a permit from the city: Possible march routes, traffic restrictions, or further details are unknown at this time. Crowd estimates range widely, from approximately 2,000 up to 30,000. There is a possibility that supporters of the opposing candidate, Victor Ponta, will also demonstrate. Although we have no information that leads us to believe that there will be confrontations, the possibility exists. Personnel are advised to either avoid entirely or exercise caution around the Old City this evening.

Please consider alternate routes and plan schedules accordingly.

Even demonstrations that are meant to be peaceful can become violent and unpredictable and you should avoid them if at all possible and remain alert and aware of your surroundings at all times.