Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Riga, Latvia, May 8-9, 2019

Location:  Announced gathering points and route include, but are not limited to, the Victory Park and Old Town in Riga.

Event:  Large organized gatherings to commemorate Victory Day. are expected to begin on May 8  at 17:00 at the Victory Monument.  On May 9 at 8:30, a rally is scheduled to take place in front of the Saeima.  Commemorative events on May 9 are expected to take place beginning at 09:00 at the Victory Monument.   The first march is expected 12:00 to 14:00 from 11 Novembra Krastmala to the Victory Monument via the Stone Bridge.  Also on May 9, another march is expected 13:00-18:00 from Aleksandra Grina Blvd. to the Victory Monument via Slokas Street.

Actions to Take:

  • 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
  • Notify friends and family of your safety

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


U.S. Embassy Riga, Latvia
+371 6710 7000
+371 6710 7000 (after hours)

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Latvia Country Information

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