Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Skopje, North Macedonia

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Skopje, North Macedonia  (June 17, 2022)

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following locations in Skopje, North Macedonia:

  • Partizanski Odredi Blvd in front of the Bunjakovec Mall
  • 11 Oktomvri Street in front of the Parliament building
  • Goce Delcev Blvd in front of the National Television building
  • The Government Building of the Republic of North Macedonia

Event: Domestic political party VMRO-DPMNE will hold an anti-government rally tomorrow – Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. – in front of the Government Building in Skopje.  Due to preparations, Ilinden Blvd., in front of the Government Building will be closed to automobile traffic beginning Friday, June 17, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. until the event concludes on Saturday evening. Participants will gather at the three locations listed above between 6:00 p.m. and 7:15 p.m., after which time they will walk to the Government Building.  Avoid these areas as protests can quickly turn violent.  Expect traffic disruptions around these locations and in central Skopje throughout the day and into the evening.

Actions to Take: 

  • Avoid the area.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Avoid demonstrations.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Notify friends and family of your safety.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Review your personal security plans.