Demonstration Alert-U.S. Embassy Chisinau (March 24-25, 2018)

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following neighborhoods in Chisinau, Moldova:

March 24:

  • Stadiums in Chisinau, including at the Megapolis Mall

March 25:

  • The Academy of Sciences
  • Ion Creanga University
  • The high school at Gheorghe Asachi on Puskin St.
  • The Circus

Event: On March 24, several soccer matches are scheduled to take place at stadiums in Chisinau, including at Megapolis Mall.  Demonstrations, large gatherings, or traffic delays may occur around these festivities.

On March 25, a march is planned to end at the Great National Assembly square, where a rally will take place at 12:00pmin commemoration of the centennial of Moldova’s 1918 unification with Romania.

The Embassy has received information that incidents of unrest and/or violence may occur at the aforementioned activities.  U.S. government personnel are prohibited from traveling to or through the affected areas on March 24 and 25.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the areas of the demonstrations.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Expect traffic delays and road closures.
  • Keep a low profile.