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(October 8, 2015) Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Student Demonstration on Friday, October 9, 2015 in Rome, Italy

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The Rome Police have advised the U.S. Embassy of a demonstration planned for tomorrow in which students will be protesting against the education reform.

The demonstration is scheduled to begin at 10:00am and will end at approximately 2:00pm. The protest will begin at Piazza della Repubblica, continue through Via Terme di Diocleziano,Via Cavour, Via Fori Imperiali, and finally end at the Colosseum.  Please see map.

3000 students are expected to participate; Police will be present to monitor the event, though the demonstration is expected to be peaceful.

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.

For further information:

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Italy Country Specific Information.
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  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Italy located at Via V. Veneto, 121 00187 Rome, at +39 06-4674-1, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +39 06-4674-1.
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