Several large protests are taking place in and around central Chisinau, especially near the Parliament building. There have been reports of confrontations between police and protesters. Similar protests may continue in the downtown area; we advise U.S. citizens to avoid these areas. Embassy personnel have been advised to avoid the downtown area and any large gatherings.
The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that demonstrations and large events intended to be peaceful can turn violent. 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.
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