Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert

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

  • Tunnel at Marques de Pombal, which will be closed starting at 13:30 p.m.
  • Avenida da Liberdade to Restauradores, which will closed starting at 14:00 p.m.
  • Avenida Sidónio Pais, which will have restricted traffic between 09:30 a.m. and 15:00 p.m.
  • Avenida Duque D´Ávila, which will have restricted traffic starting at 14:00 p.m.
  • Intersection of Rua Barata Salgueiro and Avenida da Liberdade and the adjacent streets starting at 13:00 p.m.

Event:  Demonstrations are expected to take place on November 15, 2018, and could impact traffic as early as 09:30 a.m.  The group intends to participate in the national workers march.  Additional demonstrations in Lisbon and 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