Demonstration Alert:  U.S. Embassy Copenhagen, Denmark – March 20, 2019

Location:  Christiansborg Slotsplads – Copenhagen, Denmark

Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen informs U.S. citizens that Hizb ut Tahrir will hold their Friday prayers on March 22, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. at the Danish Parliament, located at Christiansborg Slotsplads in Copenhagen.

Stram Kurs, a Danish political party, will hold a demonstration at the same time and place.  Events involving Stram Kurs in the past have resulted in violence and police intervention.  Open hostility and even clashes between opposing groups can be expected at this event.  Danish police will be present to monitor both groups and any others that may arrive unannounced.

U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid the area during the planned demonstrations.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the areas of the demonstrations.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile.

Assistance:

n  U.S. Embassy Copenhagen, Denmark

During business hours:  +[45]3341-7100

After business hours:  +[45]3341-7400

E-mail:  CopenhagenACS@state.gov

                   State Department – Consular Affairs

                   +1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444

Danish police, fire, and rescue emergency services:  1-1-2

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