Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Chisinau, Moldova, October 21, 2018

Location:  Great National Assembly Square, downtown Chisinau

Event:  A demonstration is planned for Sunday, October 21.  Moldovan authorities report up to 50,000 participants are expected.  Many of these participants will travel from outside Chisinau and traffic at the entrances to the city will be highly congested from the early morning.  All participants will head toward the Great National Assembly Square.  Traffic and parking near the square is expected to be congested and there will be a substantial police presence.  Several blocks of Stefan cel Mare are expected to be blocked to vehicular traffic.  All participants are scheduled to reach the square by 14:00.

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


  • U.S. Embassy Chisinau, Moldova

+373 22 40 8300

  • State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444