Netherlands Protest Alert

Updated on 11 July 2019


Situation:

A demonstration is expected on Friday, 12 July, beginning at approximately 7:00 pm and lasting until approximately 9:00 pm. The group will assemble in front of the U.S. Consulate to raise awareness of U.S. immigration policy. This event is expected to be peaceful.


Announced gathering points and route include, but are not limited to the Museumplein area in front of the U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


U.S. government personnel and U.S. citizens are advised to avoid areas of demonstrations and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can quickly turn confrontational and escalate into violence. The Dutch police will be present to ensure public safety.


Possible Effects:

  • Disrupted modes of transportation

  • Increases in traffic, especially near protest sites

  • Roads blocked by participants with little to no notice

  • Protests which have the possibility of turning violent, especially after dark

  • Clashes between security forces and participants


Mitigating Factors to Apply:

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

  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.

  • Call the authorities in the event of an emergency - 112

  • Allow extra time for travel

  • Monitor local and social media for updates

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


Depicted below in the map (yellow runner) are the above-mentioned locations where demonstrations are expected.




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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