Demonstration Alert: Amsterdam, Saturday, May 19

U. S. Consulate General, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
(May 18, 2018)

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following neighborhoods in Amsterdam, the Netherlands:

  • Dam Square
  • Museumplein

Event: A marching demonstration is expected to take place on Saturday, May 19, from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.  A Pro-Palestinian group will assemble at Dam Square and end with a rally at the Museumplein in the vicinity of the U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam.

Police will be present to maintain order.  Bear in mind that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.

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.
  • Keep a low profile.