Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration on December 9th

The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent.  U.S. Embassy Dublin reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security.

Reports indicate that a protest is planned for Saturday afternoon, December 9, 2017, in front of the U.S. Embassy in Ballsbridge, Dublin.  The exact duration of the protest and number of participants are unknown.

Please review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news for updates.  Maintain a high-level of vigilance, take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security, and follow instructions of local authorities.  Avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

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