Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert

Location:  Announced gathering point and route includes, but is not limited to:

  • Lisbon: Praça dos Restauradores, Avenida da Liberdade, Marques de Pombal, Avenida Fontes Pereira de Melo, Avenida da República, Rua Alexandre Herculano, Largo do Rato, Rua São Bento, Assembleia de República.
  • Porto: Avenida dos Aliados
  • Faro: Estrada Nacional 125-10

Event:  A demonstration and taxi strike is expected to take place on September 19, 2018, beginning at 05:00 a.m. in Lisbon, 06:00 a.m. in Porto, and 07:00 a.m. in Faro.  The group intends to protest electronic ridesharing services such as Uber and Cabify.  Additional demonstrations in other major cities in Portugal may also be planned.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the areas of the demonstrations
  • Exercise caution if in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests
  • Monitor local media for updates
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Keep a low profile
  • Notify friends and family of your safety