Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Frankfurt, Germany

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to the Wiesbaden City Center.

Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on Sunday, 19 August 2018 beginning at 1:00 pm (13:00). According to media reports, several groups will participate in advance of the upcoming Hessen state elections. Other groups have called for a countermarch.

Actions to Take:
Avoid the areas of the demonstrations/protests.
Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
Monitor local media for updates.
Expect an increased police presence and road closures in the vicinity of the gatherings.

Assistance:
U.S. Consulate General Frankfurt, Germany
+49 69 7537 0 (after hours)
GermanyACS@state.gov 
https://de.usembassy.gov/

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Germany Country Information:
https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Germany.htm

Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (#STEP) to receive security updates: https://step.state.gov/ 

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