Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia

Date/Location:

  • May 9:  Gathering near Vake Park at 10:00 am to commemorate World War II Victory Day
  • May 17:  Possible rallies or marches at 5:00 pm near the State Chancellery of Georgia building and the Sameba Cathedral in Tbilisi in support of Georgian “Family Purity Day” and/or LGBTQI rights
  • May 19:  By-elections in the Mtatsminda area of Tbilisi and other parts of Georgia

Event:

Several large gatherings are expected to take place in the upcoming two weeks.  In the past, there have been incidents of violence related to these events.  If you live or travel in the downtown Tbilisi area, you should prepare for altered traffic and/or pedestrian patterns resulting in delays around these locations at these times.  U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid these areas.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid demonstration activity.
  • Exercise caution if in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile.

Assistance: 

Please see U.S. Embassy Tbilisi Security Message on Demonstrations: https://ge.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/security-and-travel-information/