Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Scheduled near the U.S. Consulate General Surabaya

Reports indicate that up to 1,000 supporters of Solidaritas Umat Islam Bersatu Surabaya (SOIB) may hold a demonstration near the U.S. Consulate General on Friday, December 15, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. to protest the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.  The Consulate General expects a large police presence in the area.

The U.S. Consulate General would like to remind all U.S. citizens that 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.  U.S. citizens are also encouraged to monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities.


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