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

Police contacts have informed the U.S. Consulate General of a planned demonstration on Tuesday, December 19, of up to 1000 members of a coalition of student groups to protest the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The group will gather at the Surabaya Zoo from 10:00 a.m. and is expected to arrive at the U.S. Consulate General at approximately 12:00 p.m. 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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