Transportation: Activists to protest near US Consulate General in Milan, Italy, starting 1700 Jan. 6. Localized traffic disruptions possible.

Severity: Informational Alert

This alert affects Milan

This alert began 06 Jan 2020 00:01 GMT and is scheduled to expire 06 Jan 2020 23:59 GMT.

  • Event: Anti-US protest
  • Location: Near US Consulate General, Milan (map)
  • Time Frame: 1700-2000 Jan. 6
  • Impact: Increased security; localized traffic disruptions

Summary
Several activist groups are planning a rally near the US Consulate General in Milan, Jan. 6, to protest recent US actions against Iran. Participants reportedly will assemble at the intersection of Via della Moscova and Via Filippo Turati beginning at 1700; the gathering is slated to end at 2000. It remains unclear how many people the demonstration may draw.

Police will likely deploy in the vicinity of the rally as a precaution. Violence is unlikely. Localized vehicular and pedestrian traffic disruptions are possible near the consulate until the protest ends.

Advice
Avoid the announced protest location as a precaution during the early to mid-evening of Jan. 6. Allow extra time to reach nearby destinations. Leave the area at the first sign of any security disturbance.


 

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