Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations planned in Zagreb: May 1 10:00

The U.S. Embassy in Zagreb informs U.S. citizens residing in Zagreb, that police have informed the U.S. Embassy of two protest walks and a demonstration planned to start in front of the workers’ hall on Kresimir Square and proceeding down Subiceva Street via Kvaternikova Market to the main stage at Maksimir Park beginning at 10:00am  on May 1, 2016.  A group of workers unions will be demonstrating with the stated purpose of protesting the Croatian government’s policy towards workers’ rights.  The police anticipate there will be approximately 2,000 people.

Police will be present at both events to maintain order.  Expect delays in the vicinity of these demonstrations.

We remind U.S. citizens that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can become confrontational and turn violent.  Citizens should exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations, or avoid them if possible.

Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, monitor local news stations for updates, and report specific incidences of targeted violence to the U.S. Embassy in Bratislava at the number below.  Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

For further information:

  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Croatia Country Specific Information.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Croatia, located at Thomasa Jeffersona 2, at +385 1-661-2345, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +385 1-661-2200.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).