Ongoing Demonstration Activities in Downtown Tbilisi

Date/Location:

Daily demonstrations around 7:00pm in front of the Parliament Building and along Rustaveli Avenue may continue in the foreseeable future.

Event:

The overall level of tension surrounding the protest events of the past week has decreased, but regular and/or sporadic demonstrations may continue. Be prepared for the possibility of road closures, a large police presence, and unannounced protests throughout this week in front of Parliament or other government buildings in Tbilisi. Even large gatherings intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence quickly. U.S. government personnel have been directed to avoid these areas and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any demonstrations. Those who are in hotels or lodging near protest activity should remain inside buildings until the crowd dissipates.

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/