VIOLENT PROTEST – DOWNTOWN TBILISI
The Embassy is tracking multiple protests, including violent confrontations in front of the Parliament building in downtown Tbilisi. Protesters are also gathering at the Philharmonic, the April 9 Park, Rustaveli Metro, and in front of the Kashueti St. George church.
These protests have been organized by groups opposed to LGBTQI+ rights. These groups are protesting the announced Pride March and have organized protests in the past with participation in the thousands, including at the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi.
The Embassy assesses that these protests may shift and spill into the Vake neighborhood as the day progresses.
Exercise caution when traveling downtown and avoid these areas. Large crowds are unpredictable and confrontations and violence between event attendees, counterdemonstrators, and police can occur without warning.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid the areas on the dates/times described above.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Avoid demonstrations.
- Keep a low profile.
- Notify friends and family of your whereabouts.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
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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