Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Yerevan, Armenia

Location: Yerevan and throughout Armenia

Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place in Yerevan and through Armenia over the next few days, culminating in a rally in Yerevan on May 1.

According to local news reports, a demonstration is planned to start at 16:00 on May 1 in Republic Square in Yerevan.  Other demonstrations leading up to the Sunday, May 1 protest could also take place in Yerevan or other cities, including along roadways leading into the capital.

The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that large crowds are unpredictable. Confrontations and violence among event attendees, counterdemonstrators, and police can occur with little or no warning.  U.S. citizens are encouraged to remain vigilant and check local news outlets for updates and possible traffic disruptions.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the area.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Avoid demonstrations.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Review your personal security plans.


U.S. Embassy Yerevan
(+374-10) 49-45-85 (business hours)
(+374-10) 464-700 (after hours)
1 American Avenue
Yerevan 0082, Republic of Armenia

For Travel Alerts and information about Armenia:

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