Demonstration in Kosovo
February 10, 2010
The political movement “Self-Determination!” (in Albanian, “Lëvizja VETËVENDOSJE!”) has announced that it will stage activities in the Pristina city center, tomorrow, Wednesday, February 10th, beginning at noon (1200 hours).
Americans are advised to adjust their travel plans to avoid this area from 1200 hours to 1800 hours. According to local press reports, the activities will take place in the center of Pristina, starting at noon (1200 hours) in the Arberia neighborhood, then moving to Mother Theresa Street, Cinema ABC, and ending at the Pristina Sports Center at 1800 hours.
Demonstrations take place in Kosovo from time to time in response to world events or local developments. We remind American citizens that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence. American citizens are therefore urged to avoid the areas of demonstrations if possible, and to exercise caution if within the vicinity of any demonstrations. American citizens should stay current with media coverage of local events and be aware of their surroundings at all times.
Americans traveling abroad should regularly monitor the U.S. Embassy’s website and the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs website, where the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information can be found. The U.S. Embassy also encourages U.S. citizens to review “A Safe Trip Abroad,” which can be found on the Department’s Consular Affairs website and includes valuable security information for those both living and traveling abroad. In addition to information on the Internet, travelers may obtain up-to-date information on security conditions by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the U.S. and Canada, or outside the U.S. and Canada on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.
American citizens living or traveling abroad are encouraged to register with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate through the State Department's travel registration website. U.S. Embassy Pristina is located at 30 Nazim Hikmet St. in the Arberia/Dragodan area of Pristina. The telephone number is (381) 38-5959-3000. You may also contact the consular section of Embassy Pristina via e-mail.