Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Riga, Latvia, March 16

Location: Announced gathering point and route includes, but is not limited to, Old Town Riga, specifically around the Freedom Monument and Saint Peter’s church.

Event: Demonstrations expected to take place on March 16, between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. The groups intend to commemorate/protest Latvian Legionnaires’ Day.

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

U.S. citizens may monitor English-language Latvian media at the following:

Assistance:
  • U.S. Embassy Riga, Latvia
    +371 6710 7000
    +371 6710 7000 (after hours)
    askconsular-riga@state.gov
  • State Department – Consular Affairs
    888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
  • Latvia Country Information
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