Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Skopje on Sunday, November 5 at 1:00pm

The U.S. Embassy in Skopje, Macedonia advises U.S. citizens that the Association for Culture of Albanians in Macedonia announced they will gather Sunday, November 5, to demonstrate against the sentences handed down against those indicted in the Kumanovo incident in 2015. The protest will start at Skenderbeg square at 1:00 p.m, will continue to the Parliament building on 11 Oktomvri Street, and will conclude in front of the Basic Court on Goce Delcev Blvd.

The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to avoid the area and to expect increased police presence and additional security measures throughout the city, especially in the area around the Skopje Court Palace.

For further information:

* See the State Department’s travel website ( for the Worldwide Caution, other Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Macedonia Country Specific Information.

* Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program ( (STEP ( to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.

* Contact the U.S. Embassy in Macedonia, located at Samoilova 21, 1000 Skopje, at tel: (02) 310-2000 within Macedonia, or (+389) (2) 310-2000 internationally, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm.

* Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).