Locations: Glacis Parking lot, Luxembourg City Center, the Gare.
Event: On Saturday January 8th, the Luxembourg government expects two demonstrations in Luxembourg City to protest COVID vaccination mandates and restrictions.
The first protest is scheduled to start at 1400 at the Glacis parking lot and should be fewer than 80 people. The second will begin at approximately the same time, starting at the train station (Gare), moving into the city center and returning to the Gare.
Luxembourg Police warn that the protestors may become unruly, similar to the protests in December 2021. Police will be present to monitor the demonstrations.
As of 12:00 on Friday, January7th, there are no street closures in effect, but that could change. The demonstrations could cause traffic congestion in the area of the Glacis, Kirchberg, and greater downtown Luxembourg City. Please check with local media sources, and Luxembourg Government site VDL.lu for the latest on traffic closures or public transit changes. Please check your route prior to departure and plan your travel accordingly.
For more information, please go to: https://www.vdl.lu/en
Actions to Take:
- Avoid the areas of the demonstration
- Exercise caution if in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests
- Monitor local media for updates
- Keep a low profile
- Notify friends and family of your safety
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