"The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that the Riga City Council’s Commission on Rallies, Protests, and Processions has granted permission for several events on March 16 in central Riga and in Riga’s Old Town from approximately 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.," says the bulletin.
"Approved events include a memorial service at the Dome Cathedral followed by a march to the Freedom Monument. Though the U.S. Embassy anticipates the gatherings and associated counter-protests will be non-violent in nature, police will be on hand to monitor the situation."
"U.S. citizens are reminded that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.
"Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates. Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security."