Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy, June 5, 2020

Location: Rome, Florence, Naples, Milan – Italy

Event: Numerous demonstrations are being planned for June 5 to 7, 2020 across Italy to protest racism.  Several of the events are expected to attract large crowds.

Demonstrations are expected to take place:

  • Friday, June 5 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm in Rome on Piazza Barberini
  • Saturday, June 6 at 2:00pm in Naples across the street from the U.S. Consulate General on the Lungomare (Via Caracciolo)
  • Saturday, June 6 from 7:30pm to 8:30pm in Florence near the U.S. Consulate General
  • Sunday, June 7 at 4:00pm in Milan on Piazza Duca d’Aosta (in front of the Central Station)

Actions to take:

  • Heed instructions and review updates from Italian Police and government authorities.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep in mind that even peaceful protests have the potential to become violent.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Embassy/Consulates may have limited ability to assist you if you are arrested or injured.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Maintain social distancing practices.
  • Notify friends and family of your status.