Severity: Warning Alert

Security: Activist protest at Parade Square (Plac Defilad) in Warsaw, Poland, from 1400 May 23. Increased security is likely. Avoid as a precaution.

This alert affects Warsaw

This alert began 23 May 2020 10:28 GMT and is scheduled to expire 23 May 2020 23:59 GMT.

  • Event: Protest
  • Location(s): Warsaw (map)
  • Start Time/Date: 1400 May 23
  • Impact: Increased security; likely ground travel disruptions; possible confrontations

Summary
Activists plan to gather for a protest at Parade Square (Plac Defilad) in Warsaw from 1400 May 23. The demonstration is in response to ongoing restrictions related to the government's coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response. Hundreds of people may participate.

Security forces will almost certainly deploy to monitor the gathering. Protesters may march through nearby roads ahead of and after the start of the gathering. Ground travel disruptions are likely. Low-level confrontations between protesters and the police are possible.

Advice
Avoid the demonstration as a standard precaution. Plan for ground travel disruptions.


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