Security Messages and Demonstration Notices
US Embassy Bucharest, Romania
Security Message for US Citizens: Scheduled Demonstration
Date: September 6, 2013
Friday, September 6, 2013:
The Romanian National Arena will host a soccer match between Romanian and Hungary. There will be several roads closed to support the anticipated heavy crowds. Please see the RSO Intranet for further information on road closures.
As of 1500, several pre-game celebrations are in full-swing, to include in and around the popular Lipscani area. Media reports indicate some of the celebrations turned momentarily violent. Romanian police and gendarmes are also present.
Please plan accordingly.
Even celebrations 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.
Date: September 9, 2013
Monday, September 9, 2013 from 12:30 through13:30:
A peaceful demonstration with an anticipated 20 people will gather outside the Embassy (across the main street from the Main CAC). The demonstrators, from the “Free Syria Community”, will rally in support of international engagement in Syria.
It is possible, but not expected, that normal pedestrian and vehicular traffic could be affected. 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.