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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Stockholm, Sweden
May 12, 2022

Demonstration Alert 

Location:  Sweden

Event:  Swedish authorities have approved permits for rallies/demonstrations for multiple locations over the coming days.  These events have the potential to spark counterdemonstrations and protests.  With many demonstrations planned and in light of recent events, as a general precaution we remind all citizens to remain vigilant if in the area of protests and demonstrations as these events can be unpredictable and quickly turn violent.

Dates and Locations: 

  • Thursday, May 12 –Frölunda Torg in Gothenburg, 11:00 to 13:00; Norrby in Borås, 14:30 to 16:30, and in Kronogården in Trollhättan, 18:30 to 21:00.
  • Friday, May 13 –   Vivalla in Örebro, 12:00 to 15:00, and Bäckby in Västerås, 16:30 to 19:30.
  • Saturday, May 14 – Sportfältvägen and Gottsunda in Uppsala, 10:00 to 16:00, and Husby and Hallunda in Stockholm, 17:30 to 20:30.
  • Sunday, May 15 – Navestad in Norrköping, 11:00 to 14:00, and Skäggetorp in Linköping, 15:30 to 18:30.

Actions to Take: 

  • Avoid areas where demonstrations are expected.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile and be aware of your surroundings.