Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations Planned Tonight

The U.S. Embassy in Yerevan alerts U.S. citizens in Armenia that a demonstration march is planned for tonight  at 6:00 P.M. in Yerevan. The organizers have announced the following route:

From Moscow Cinema to Tumanyan Street, north to Mashtots Avenue, south to Amiryan Street to Republic Square, south from Republic Square on Vazgen Sargsyan Street to the RA General Prosecutor’s Office, which is located at 5 Vazgen Sargsyan Street.

Embassy staff have been advised to avoid these areas due to possible traffic congestion. We continue to recommend that all U.S. citizens continue to avoid protest areas and monitor local media and the U.S. Embassy’s website for updates.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

For further information:

  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Information for Armenia.
  • 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 Yerevan, Armenia, located at 1 American Avenue, at tel. (374-10) 46-47-00 and fax (374 10) 46-47-42, Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is (374-10) 49-44-44.
  • 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).
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