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(March 2, 2015) – Security Message – Demonstration in Naples, Italy - Monday, March 2, 2015

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Today, March 02, 2015, about 200 people are currently demonstrating in the Fuorigrotta area. The demonstrators are business owners from a local market being shut down. The intention is to block via Leopardi and surrounding area.

Expect heavy traffic throughout the afternoon. 

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, 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


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