Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Vilnius, Lithuania

Event: U.S. Embassy Vilnius has received information that there will be a large demonstration (7,000 – 10,000 participants) on Friday, September 10, organized by the Lithuanian Family Movement, from approximately 10:30 am to 4:00 pm, in Cathedral Square in Vilnius.  There are potential plans for the group to march from the Cathedral Square via Gedimino Avenue to the Lithuanian Parliament (Seimas).  The demonstration has been authorized by the municipality and there will be a substantial police presence.   

Actions to Take with Demonstrations:

  • Avoid the areas of demonstrations
  • Exercise caution if in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests
  • Monitor local media for updates
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Keep a low profile
  • Notify friends and family of your safety
  • Always carry your passport and ID

U.S. citizens may monitor English-language Lithuanian media at the following: