Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protest Demonstrations

The Embassy has been notified of two planned demonstrations outside of the Norwegian parliament building (Stortinget) in downtown Oslo this week: The first will take place on Thursday, December 14, starting at 17:00, organized by the “Joint Committee for Palestine.” The second will take place on Friday, December 15 at 17:00, organized by “Friends of Jerusalem.” The demonstrations are in response to President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

The police will be present and we have been informed that these demonstrations are expected to be peaceful.  American citizens are advised to exercise good judgement.  Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

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