Severity: Warning Alert

Security: Civil rights activists will protest in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from 1900 May 8. Increased security, localized disruptions likely.

This alert affects Ljubljana

This alert began 08 May 2020 15:15 GMT and is scheduled to expire 08 May 2020 23:59 GMT.

  • Event: Protest
  • Location(s): Ljubljana (map)
  • Start Time/Date: 1900 May 8
  • Impact: Increased security, localized disruptions likely

Summary
Civil rights activists will hold a bicycle protest in Ljubljana May 8 to denounce restrictions on civil liberties in connection with the fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Participants will likely gather in or near Republike Square from 1900. Several thousand activists may attend the event.

Heightened security and localized transport disruptions are likely near Republike Square during the protest. Police have erected barriers outside the National Assembly to prevent protesters from staging a stationary rally outside the building. Police could close nearby roads. The event will probably conclude peacefully despite the current prohibition against public gatherings due to the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Advice
Avoid the protest as a standard precaution. Allow extra time for travel in central Ljubljana evening May 8. Check public transit schedules for possible service changes.


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