Potential “Yellow Vest” Demonstration and Protest Against The Global Compact For Migration

Location: Announced gathering points and route include, but are not limited to the City of Brussels.

Event: Potential “Yellow Vest” demonstration to take place on Saturday, December 15, 2018 beginning at 10:00 and additional protests against the Global Compact for Migration on Sunday, December 16, 2018 beginning at noon. The City of Brussels has prohibited both of these demonstrations. Nevertheless the organizers have announced that they will go forward with their protests, which could be widespread throughout the city.

Action to take:

  • Avoid the areas of the demonstrations
  • Exercise caution if in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests
  • Monitor local media for updates
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Keep a low profile
  • Notify friends and family of your safety


U.S. Embassy Brussels, Belgium


State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-444

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