Security Message for U.S. Citizens: February 15 Demonstration in The Hague

The Dutch police informed U.S. Embassy The Hague that a demonstration will take place on the Lange Voorhout side of the U.S. Embassy on Wednesday February 15, 2017 from 1500-1700. 

The demonstration, sponsored by the Koerdische Vrouwenraad NL (Council of Kurdish Women in the Netherlands) will draw attention to the Kurds in the Middle East and Turkey and will protest U.S. involvement in the extradition of a Kurdish leader to Turkey on the anniversary of the event.  The Dutch National Police will be present to ensure public safety.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

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