Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Norway (March 04, 2021)

Location: U.S. Embassy, Huseby neighborhood, Oslo, Norway

Event: A demonstration is planned to take place at the U.S. Embassy in Oslo off of Sørkedalsveien in the Huseby neighborhood on Monday, March 8, 2021. The group plans to gather outside Parliament at 1 PM, then march from Parliament to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and finally come to the U.S. Embassy. The demonstration is scheduled to conclude at 3 PM. The Embassy anticipates 20 demonstrators; local police will direct them to protest in a designated area away from the Embassy grounds, approximately 100 meters northeast of the Embassy.

The start times and number of demonstrators involved in demonstrations are variable. Furthermore, while most demonstrations in Oslo are coordinated with local police and remain peaceful, even demonstrations expected to be non-violent are unpredictable and can escalate into violence. Accordingly, U.S. citizens are advised to proceed with caution and consider avoiding these areas from approximately 12-5pm.

If you are a victim of a crime or feel threatened, please call the police emergency number 112 for immediate assistance.

Remember to maintain vigilance and situational awareness. If you are a victim of a crime, or if you feel threatened, please call the police emergency number (112) for immediate assistance.

Actions to consider: 

  • Avoid the city center and the U.S. Embassy area Monday, March 8, 2021, from 12-5 p.m.
  • Remain vigilant and aware of your general surroundings.  Exercise caution if in the vicinity or gatherings or demonstrations.
  • When driving, choose alternate routes to avoid the area as traffic delays can be expected.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Follow instructions from police and government authorities.