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November 9, 2023

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Ljubljana, Slovenia (November 9, 2023)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Ljubljana, Slovenia (November 9, 2023)


Location: Republic Square, Prešeren Square, and the road in front of the U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana, Slovenia


Event: Two demonstrations are expected to take place on Thursday, November 9 beginning at 4:30PM.   The Initiative of Pensioners of Slovenia will gather starting at 4:30PM in Republic Square, and a Rally for Palestine will start at 5PM at Prešeren Square and then following the route of Čopova ulica – Cankarjeva ulica – Prešernova ulica.   Expect a police presence and disruptions to traffic patterns.


While most demonstrations in Ljubljana are peaceful and orderly, demonstrations and protests should be avoided as they can be unpredictable in nature.  U.S. Embassy employees and family members have been advised to avoid the demonstration areas.


Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the area of demonstrations.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.  If you see something that seems odd or out of place, immediately notify the nearest law enforcement officer and move away from the area.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Follow the instructions of authorities and road signs regarding closures and detours.
  • Monitor local media for updates.



Slovenia Emergency Call Center: Dial 112 for emergency medical assistance, fire-fighters, veterinary assistance, rescue units

Slovenia Police: Dial 113



U.S. Embassy Ljubljana, Slovenia

386 (1) 2005500

Prešernova 31

1000 Ljubljana Slovenia

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888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444


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