Location: Gatherings throughout downtown Yerevan, Armenia and other parts of Armenia.
Event: Demonstrations that began on April 13 continue throughout Yerevan, Gyumri, Vanadzor, Spitak, Armavir and other locations in Armenia with no set end date. The groups are protesting the Armenian government. Recent protests have encountered a large police/security force presence and these forces have detained individuals in the area of the protests. The largest protests, numbered in the tens of thousands over the past week, have assembled in Republic Square in the center of downtown, especially during the evening hours. This has caused significant congestion in an area surrounded by restaurants, shopping, and hotels. Protesters have blocked roads without notice, which affects traffic flows and routes.
The Parliament of Armenia is scheduled to vote for a new Prime Minister on Tuesday, May 01, 2018. Large crowds may gather downtown and in Republic Square in anticipation of the vote.
U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid lingering in areas with large groups of protestors as even peaceful gatherings can turn confrontational without warning.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid the areas of the demonstrations.
- Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Keep a low profile.
- Notify friends and family of your safety.
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