Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Demonstration on Dam Square, Amsterdam, Sunday, April 3, 2016

U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam

The Dutch authorities have notified the U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam that a demonstration is scheduled to take place this Sunday 3 April 2016.

The demonstration is “for a closer cooperation with Ukraine as it relates to upcoming voting on the PRO Ukraine Association Treaty”.  Demonstrators will assemble on the Dam Square.

This demonstration is scheduled to take place on Sunday the 3rd of April at 2 p.m. and will continue until 4 p.m.  Police estimate approximately 2000 participants.  The sponsor of this event is the “Christelijk Democratisch Appel (CDA) ~ Dutch Christian Political Party”.  Several Dutch political parties are expected to participate in this demonstration.  Several Dutch political parties and government officials are expected to participate in this demonstration.  Police will be present for the demonstration and do not expect any counter-demonstrations to occur.

General security information

U.S. citizens in the Netherlands are reminded, in general, that if at any time you feel threatened or in danger, please call the Dutch authorities immediately by dialing 1-1-2 for emergency service response from Dutch police, rescue, and fire departments.

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