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

Location:  Piazza della Scala, Milan, Italy.

Event:  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 violence since 2016.  U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid the area.  Police will be present and may block some vehicle and pedestrian traffic during the event.  The protest is expected to end by 7:00 p.m.

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor the local media for updates
  • Avoid the areas in the vicinities noted
  • Exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gathering or protests