Demonstration in Prizren
June 10, 2010
A demonstration is scheduled today 10 June 2010 in Shadervani Square in the center of Prizren, starting at 1400. This event is a reaction to a recent Constitutional Court decision. An estimated 500 to 1000 people are expected to take part.
There are no indications that this demonstration will become violent, although protest activity in Kosovo has been known to escalate quickly and without warning. Molotov cocktails, grenades and small-arms fire have been deployed in past demonstrations. We advise U.S. citizens to avoid this area during this event. We will provide updates if there are any expected changes in activity.
U.S. Citizens 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.
U.S. 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. U.S. Embassy Skopje is located at Samilova 21, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia. The Embassy can also be reached via telephone (389) (2) 310-2000, and via the consular section’s e-mail.