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

Location 1: Circus Maximus, Rome, Italy.

Event: 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. (See map below).

Location 2: Piazza del Popolo, Rome, Italy

Event:  A demonstration is scheduled for Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm at the Piazza del Popolo and organized by the commuters that take the train along the Roma Civita Castellana Viterbo route to protest against the closure of this route.  The police expect 2,000 people to attend. (See map below).

Actions to take:

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