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Possible Demonstrations April 17, 2011

Possible Demonstrations April 17, 2011

The U.S. Embassy Baku informs U.S. citizens that political opposition groups have announced plans to hold a demonstration at Sahil Park in Baku on Sunday, April 17 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.  Previous demonstrations by opposition groups have led to arrests by the police.  There are also reports that demonstrators will gather in Ganja and perhaps other cities and towns across Azerbaijan, but no further information is available with respect to specific sites.

Even demonstrations that are meant to be peaceful can become violent and unpredictable.  You should avoid them if at all possible.  Be alert and aware of your surroundings at all times. 

You can stay in touch and get Embassy updates by checking the Embassy website: http://azerbaijan.usembassy.govU.S. citizens traveling abroad should regularly monitor the U.S. Embassy’s website and the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs website, where the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information can be found (

The U.S. Embassy Baku also encourages U.S. citizens to review "A Safe Trip Abroad," which includes valuable security information for those both living and traveling abroad:

In addition to information on the Internet, travelers may obtain up-to-date information on security conditions by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the U.S. and Canada, or outside the U.S. and Canada on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.

The U.S. Embassy in Baku is located at Azadliq Prospect 83, tel. (+994) (12) 498-03-35 or (+994) (12) 498-03-36.  Duty personnel are also available for emergency assistance after hours and on weekends and holidays at these telephone numbers. 

Consular Section

U.S. Embassy Baku