Demonstration Alert: U. S. Consulate General Florence, March 5, 2019

Event: At 6 p.m. on March 5, 2019, there will be a demonstration at the Vespucci Bridge in remembrance of a Senegalese national who was murdered there last year.  At about 6:30 p.m., demonstrators will march in the area.  Then there will be a pro-Nicolas Maduro rally on the corner of Curtatone and Lungarno Amerigo Vespucci.  Approximately 400 demonstrators are expected and the police will be closely monitoring the event.

Location: Vespucci Bridge, Florence, Italy

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the Vespucci Bridge area during the demonstration.
  • Utilize good situational awareness, to include keeping a close eye on your personal belongings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.