Security Messages for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Notice (26 October 2019)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Oslo, Norway – 26 October 2019

Location: The Turkish Embassy, Halvdan Svartes gate 5, in the Frogner neighborhood.

Event: Two demonstrations are planned in front of the Turkish Embassy on Saturday afternoon, October 26.  The first group, “Tyrkiske Foreningers Hovedorganisasjon” in support of Turkey, will demonstrate from 13:00-14:30 while the second group, “Ungkurds Norge Riksforbundet” in support of the Kurds, will demonstrate from 15:30-17:30.  Police have been advised that Halvdan Svartes gate will be blocked from Solheimgate to Drammensveien to include Ottar Birtings gate during this time.  U.S. citizens are advised to proceed with caution and avoid the area from 12:00-19:00.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the area around the Turkish Embassy.
  • Notify friends and family of your safety.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.