Demonstrations Alert – U.S. Embassy Luxembourg, Luxembourg
17 December 2021
Location: Luxembourg City Center, between the Glacis area and the Place de l’Europe near the Philharmonie.
Events: On Saturday, December 18th, the Luxembourg Government expects a demonstration of approximately 200 people in Luxembourg City to protest COVID vaccination mandates and restrictions. There is no exact time for the demonstration due to a lack of permit, however demonstrators are expected to start in the afternoon and the demonstration is expected to last throughout the day. The Luxembourg City Mayor has re-imposed restrictions on all demonstrations. Demonstrators will be restricted to the area from the Glacis Parking Lot, across the Grand Duchess Charlotte Bridge to the Place de l’Europe in the Kirchberg neighborhood.
Luxembourg Police warn that the protestors may become unruly, similar to the protests on December 4th and December 11th. Police will be present to monitor the demonstrations and are being augmented with assistance from neighboring countries.
The protests will likely 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 closure 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
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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
U.S. Embassy Luxembourg
+352 621 547 133
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
Luxembourg Country Information
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