Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests on June 30, 2016

U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that members of the Congolese community have scheduled a protest for June 30, 2016 between 12 Noon and 3pm.  The local police “Gardai” reports that approximately 100 people plan to participate.  The protest will begin at the French Embassy and end at the U.S. Embassy.

Even protests or demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  Avoid areas where demonstrations take place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, and monitor local news stations for updates.  Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

For further information about security in Ireland:

  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Irish Country Specific Information.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Ireland located at 42 Elgin Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 at +353 1-237-5810, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +353 87-940-4677.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).