Demonstration Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations on July 5, 2015

The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau informs U.S. citizens in Moldova that the unionist civic group “Action 2012” and the movement of the “Youth of Moldova” are calling people to join them on July 5th on the Main Square for the “Grand National Assembly”. The meeting will begin at 14:00, followed by a march named “Stefan cel Mare March”. A group of young people from both countries, Moldova and Romania, will march from Chisinau to Ungeni to Iasi and end in Bucuresti, Romania on July 11, 2015.  On the way out the participants of the march will most likely stop and protest in front of the Russian Embassy.  More than 30,000 people are expected to participate in this event.

The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that demonstrations and large events intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational.  Avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.  Large public gatherings can affect all major incoming arteries to the city in which they occur.  Demonstrations in one city have the potential to lead to additional public rallies or demonstrations in other locations around the city and country.

For further information:

  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Moldova 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 Moldova, located at 103 Str. Alexei Mateevici, at +373 22 408-300 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +373 22 237-345/408-445.
  • 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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