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:
- LETA wire news service: @letanewsen, www.leta.lv/eng
U.S. Embassy Riga, Latvia
+371 6710 7000
+371 6710 7000 (after hours)
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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