Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia

Location: Throughout Georgia, including Freedom Square in downtown Tbilisi 

Event: A motor rally by European Georgia (AOP) is expected today (Wednesday, October 21) throughout Georgia. The rally will impact downtown Tbilisi and will peak near Freedom Square today at approximately 8pm. Anticipate traffic congestion. 

U.S. Government personnel have been advised to avoid areas with a large police presence, which is an indicator of large gatherings, 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

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia
(995)(32) 227-7724 (M-F 8:30-5:30)
(995)(32) 227-7000 (after hours)
AskConsulTbilisi@state.gov
https://ge.usembassy.gov/

State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
Georgia Country Information

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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/