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Czech Republic Demonstration Alert

Updated on 19 May 2019

The Situation:

Anti-government protests will be held in several cities across the Czech Republic on

Monday, 21 May, to demand the independence of the judiciary and the resignation of the

Minister of Justice, Marie Benešová. Protesters are expected to gather at 18:30 (local time)

in larger cities, including Brno, outside government buildings

Heightened security measures and localized traffic disruptions are to be anticipated near

all demonstration sites.

Possible Effects:

  • Blocked roads due to protests/marches or parallel strikes

  • Increased traffic, especially near city centers and government buildings

  • Protests and demonstrations

Mitigating Factors to Apply:

  • Avoid all protests and large crowds, which have the possibility of turning violent

  • Allow extra time to travel

  • Avoid traveling through city centers and take bypasses

  • Monitor local and social media for updates

  • Enroll in the Safe Traveler program (STEP) to receive warnings from the U.S. Embassy

DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless

Disclaimer: LSDS gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.


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