(October 21, 2014) - Security Message: Large Demonstration on Saturday, October 25, 2014 in Rome
The police have advised the U.S. Embassy in Rome that there will be a large demonstration sponsored by CGIL Union on Saturday, October 25, to protest against proposed labor reforms. The participants will gather in two different groups, both departing at 9:00 am.
One group will depart from Piazza della Repubblica with the following route: Piazzale Ostiense, Piazza di Porta San Paolo, Viale Piramide Cestia, Piazza Albania, Viale Aventino, Via di San Gregorio, Via Vibenna, Via Labicana, Via Merulana, Piazza San Giovanni.
The second group will depart from Piazzale dei Partigiani with the following route: Piazza dei Cinquecento, Via Cavour, Piazza Esquilino, Via Liberiana, Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore, Via Merulana, Via Statuto, Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, Via Emanuele Filiberto, Piazza San Giovanni.
Both groups will convene at Piazza San Giovanni.
The police will be present to monitor the event.
The U.S. Embassy in Rome recommends that U.S. citizens and their families avoid the area of the demonstration and exercise caution if walking or driving in the proximity of the area.
(October 21, 2014) - Security Notice for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration near the U.S. Consulate in Naples, Italy
Today October 21, there are two announced static demonstrations at the Via S.Brigida and Via S.Lucia Regione Campania in Naples
10:00 Via S.Brigida “Partito Democratico” opponents
10:00 Via S.Lucia “Regione Campania” workers from Torre Annunziata and Castellamare di Stabia
Traffic situation: Congested traffic in and around those areas
Type of demonstration: Peaceful
We recommend avoid the demonstration area and exercise caution if walking or driving in.
We remind U.S. citizens that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence. U.S. citizens are therefore urged to avoid the areas of demonstrations if possible, and to exercise caution if within the vicinity of any demonstrations.
For the latest security information, U.S. citizens living and traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs Internet website at http://travel.state.gov, where the current Worldwide Caution, Country Specific Information for Italy, Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts can be found. Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or, for callers outside the United States and Canada, a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
The U.S. Consulate General in Naples can be reached at (+39) 081-583-8111; the fax number is (+39) 081-583-8275/081-761-1804. The Embassy's web site includes travel information and the Worldwide Caution and Demonstration Notices. All U.S. citizens are encouraged to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). The Consular Section can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org