Demonstration Alert

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Brussels

Location: Brussels, Belgium.  From Luxembourg Square to Schuman Square.   NOTE: According to the police the protesters could show up everywhere in Brussels   

Event: up to 10,000 Yellow Vests demonstrators are expected to demonstrate on Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 13:00 to 17:00.  The group intends to protest against the government, police violence and the high cost of living.   Last year’s Yellow Vest demonstration was intended to be against social injustice, but it degenerated into disorder, with some protesters pelting buildings, smashing barricades and burning vehicles.  

Action to take:

  • Avoid the areas of the demonstrations
  • Exercise caution if in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests  
  • If you are in the area of an unannounced demonstration or large gathering and it becomes unruly, immediately leave the area and report
  • Monitor local media for updates
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Keep a low profile
  • Notify friends and family of your safety

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy Brussels, Belgium

+32-2-811-4000

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-444

Belgium Country Information

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