Demonstration Alert: U.S. Consulate General Milan, Italy, December 7, 2019

A protest organized by the trade union Confederazione Unitaria di Base and social center Il Cantiere will occur in Milan at Piazza della Scala on Saturday, December 7 at 3:00 p.m.  Police are expecting 200 participants.  This is an annual protest that has turned violent in the past, though there have been no incidents of …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Consulate General Milan, Italy, November 29, 2019

A protest organized by the Sardines movement will occur in Milan at Piazza del Duomo on Sunday, December 1 beginning at 4:00 p.m.  Police are expecting 1,000 participants, though there may be more.  The event is likely to remain peaceful.  Police will be present and may block some vehicle and pedestrian traffic during the event.

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy, November 27, 2019

During the holiday season, security measures in Italy remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by violent extremist ideology throughout Europe.  Violent extremists continue to focus on locations such as Christmas holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft targets frequented …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy, November 16, 2019

A demonstration focused on retired/active labor union members who are planning to gather at Circus Maximus to advocate for new laws in their favor is scheduled for Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  The police expect 450 buses to bring approximately 20,000 people into the city for this event. A demonstration …

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Weather Alert: U.S. Consulate General Milan, Italy, November 14, 2019

Exceptionally high tides (acqua alta) have caused extensive flooding in Venice, and the mayor has declared a state of emergency.  Periodic high tides are projected to continue over the next few days.  U.S. citizen travelers and residents in Venice may find limited public services, and  hotels, restaurants, and tourist sites may be closed.  Boat traffic …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy on Saturday, March 23, 2019

Beginning at 3 PM,various environmental protection groups plan a large demonstration to highlight the importance of climate change and pollution to the Italian government. The demonstration is sponsored by various groups. Due to potential security concerns, the police may limit foot and vehicle traffic in or near the areas of the demonstration.

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Demonstration Alert: U. S. Consulate General Milan, March 8, 2019

Approximately 5,000 participants will gather on Women’s Day.  The movement called “Not One Less” is protesting for women’s rights.  The march will follow the route of:  Piazza Duca D’Aosta (Stazione Centrale), Via Galvani, Via Gustavo Fara, piazza San Gioachimo, Via Galileo Galilei, Via Montesanto, Piazza della Repubblica, Via Tarchetti, Via Manin, Piazza Cavour, Via Manzoni, …

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Demonstration Alert: U. S. Consulate General Milan, March 2, 2019

Approximately 50,000 participants will gather for the “People First” demonstration promoted by various organizations, associations, NGOs, and trade unions protesting against the Italian government’s fear and discrimination of peoples and against general themes of racism and fascism.  This demonstration is scheduled for Saturday, March 2, 2019 between 2:00pm and 7:00pm.

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Demonstration Alert: U. S. Consulate General Milan, December 19, 2018

There will be a march/demonstration today beginning at 16:00 when approximately 200 street market workers will gather at Bastioni di Porta Venezia to protest against the future “Area B,” an area where it will be impossible to access with polluting vehicles.  Demonstrators will follow this route:  Viale Majno, Viale Bianca Maria, Viale Regina Margherita, Viale …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy

During the holiday season security measures in Italy remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe.  Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations such as Christmas holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft targets frequented by …

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Demonstration Alert: Demonstration in Milan, Italy on November 16, 2018

There will be a march/demonstration beginning at approximately 9:30 am, sponsored by COORDINAMENTO DEI COLLETTIVI STUDENTESCHI (Student Associations) of Milan and province and by the Social Centers Cantiere and Lambretta against the Italian Government and immigration policy. The organizers expect approximately 1,000 to 1,500 participants.

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Demonstration Alert: Demonstration/March in Rome, Italy on Saturday, November 10, 2018

A march on November 10 beginning at Piazza della Repubblica, ending at Piazza di Porta San Giovanni.  The route will take the marchers through Via Delle Terme, di Diocleziano, Via Giovanni Amendola, Via Cavour, Piazza dell’Esquilino, Via Liberiana, Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore, Via Merulana, Viale Manzoni and Via Emanuele Filiberto.

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Demonstration Alert: Public Transportation strike in Italy on October 25-26, 2018

There will be a transportation strike throughout Italy impacting train service from 9:00 pm Thursday, October 25 through 9:00 pm Friday, October 26. City transportation services will also be affected throughout Italy, although some cities may offer limited transportation. For example, Rome city transportation will be striking on October 26 from 8:30 am to 5:00 …

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Demonstration Alert: Demonstration in Rome, Italy, on Sunday, September 30, 2018

Location:  Piazza del Popolo, Rome, Italy (Please see attached map). Event:  A demonstration is expected to take place on September 30, 2018, beginning at 1:30 PM and ending on or around 5:30 PM. The Police expect approximately 25,000 participants. A group sponsored by the “Democratic Party” in response to Italian government policies will hold a …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy, September 5, 2018

This summer Italian health authorities have identified at least 123 human cases of West Nile virus in parts of northern and central Italy.  The virus is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. While most infected people develop no symptoms, approximately 20 percent develop fever and other symptoms.  In less than 1 percent of …

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