Security Notice for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Wednesday June 29 in the Hague

U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam

Police just informed us that a demonstration against gas drilling near one of the “Dutch Wadden Sea Islands” – Schiermonnikoog will start around 12:00, Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The demonstrator’s buses will be parked alongside the Ministry of Finance. About 50 demonstrators will march via Korte Voorhout to Plein (government buildings) and past the Embassy. The group will be monitored by the police.

Around 14:00 the group will march back to the busses probably walking the same route.

There is no indication this is anti-U.S. in nature, but please be mindful of this demonstration and plan accordingly.


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