Demonstration Alert (2): U. S. Consulate General Florence, June 6, 2020

Event: A demonstration is expected to take place on Saturday, June 6, 2020 beginning at 7:30 pm and until about 8:30pm. the organization. “Women’s March Florence, Italy” is hosting a silent protest titled “Italy stands with Black Lives Matter” next to the U.S. Consulate General in Florence.  Local reports say that there may be as many as 2,000 people in attendance.  The event is expected to be peaceful, and additional police will be mobilized.  Due to COVID-19, law enforcement will be enforcing the Tuscany regional government’s decrees regarding face coverings and social distancing.

Location: The public parking lot next to the U.S. Consulate General in Florence, Italy.

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Avoid the area of the demonstration.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.