Alert Message for U.S. Citizens: Protest


U.S. Embassy Vilnius, Lithuania

Alert Message for U.S. Citizens: Protest

March 15, 2018

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that today started at 1600 there is a scheduled protest at the Seimas (Lithuanian parliament) building (53 Gedimino prospektas). According to some reports, more than 9,000 people plan on participating.  Due to the large number of people participating in the event there will be street closures between Gedimino and Gyneju and Gostauto streets between 1500-2100 hours.

Even protests intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

For further information about security in Lithuania:

  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and [Country] Country Specific Information.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Lithuania, located at Akmenu 6, Vilnius, Lithuania LT-03106 , at +(370) (5) 266-5600, 10:00 am to 12:00  p.m. and 2:00 to 4:00 pm Monday through Thursday and 10:00 am to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 to 3:00 pm on Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +(370) (5) 266 5500.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

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