Demonstrations Alert: U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy, October 30-31, 2020

Location 1: Rome, Via Molise (Ministry of Economic Development)

Event: On Friday, October 30, 2020, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm, a static demonstration of approximately 200 participants sponsored by the “Street Artists Association” is scheduled to take place requesting economic support from the Italian government.

Location 2: Rome, Piazza Campo de’ Fiori

Event: On Saturday, October 31, 2020, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, a demonstration of approximately 100 participants sponsored by “Mascherine Tricolori” is scheduled to take place protesting COVID-19-related restrictions implemented by the Italian government.

Location 3: Rome, Piazza dell’Indipendenza

Event: On Saturday, October 31, 2020, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, a demonstration of approximately 500 participants is scheduled to take place protesting the Italian government’s economic policies.  Demonstrators are directing their protest towards the Ministry of Economy and Finance (Via XX Settembre).  Police indicate that there is a potential for violence associated with this event and will be monitoring the situation.

Actions to Take:

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

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