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Demonstration The Hague 22 April

Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Demonstration in The Hague

Police have informed the embassy that various groups (e.g. Moluccans, Satudarah) with ancestry in the Indonesian Archipelago are planning to demonstrate in The Hague; possibly at the Plein, Kurhaus Hotel, Palace Noordeinde and the Indonesian Embassy – NFI.

These possible demonstrations are expected to coincide with the visit of the Indonesian President to the Netherlands (The Hague) on Friday April 22, 2016.

Police are preparing for possible demonstrations in the city and will be instituting additional security measures as warranted.

As with any demonstration, you should exercise an appropriate level of security and situational awareness if you are in the vicinity of the protest area. 

 

In general, protests in the Netherlands are peaceful.  Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful, however, can turn confrontational and escalate into violence with little warning.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

General security information

U.S. citizens in the Netherlands are reminded, in general, that if at any time you feel threatened or in danger, please call the Dutch authorities immediately by dialing 1-1-2 for emergency service response from Dutch police, rescue, and fire departments. 

For further information:

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Netherlands 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. Consulate General in the Netherlands, located at Museumplein 19, 1071 DJ, Amsterdam, at +31 (0)20 575-5309, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +31 (0)70 310-2209.
  • 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).
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