Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia (November 8, 2020)
Location: Outside of the Central Election Commission in Tbilisi
Event: A demonstration is taking place five minutes south of the U.S. Embassy along Aghmashenebeli Avenue. Police are using riot control measures against a large number of protestors. Sporadic, short notice or unannounced rallies or protests may continue to occur throughout the country in response to the Georgian parliamentary elections.
U.S. Government personnel have been advised to avoid this area and any areas with a large police presence, which is an indicator of large gatherings with the potential for violence, and to exercise caution if in the vicinity of any demonstrations. Those who are in hotels, restaurants, or other businesses near protest activity should remain in the building until crowds dissipate.
Actions to Take:
- Be aware of your surroundings
- Keep a low profile
- Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists
- Review your personal security plans
- Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible
U.S. Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia
(995)(32) 227-7724 (M-F 8:30-5:30)
(995)(32) 227-7000 (after hours)
State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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Please see U.S. Embassy Tbilisi Security Message on Demonstrations: https://ge.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/security-and-travel-information/