The US Embassy in Macedonia has issue a ‘Demonstration Alert’ to its employees telling them to avoid areas around Parliament and the city square during the referendum.

The warning mentions critical dates and locations such as, Parliament on September 27 (today) at 19 o’clock as well as Parliament and the central city square on September 30 on the day of the referendum, at 19 o’clock.

“Various groups intend to demonstrate against the upcoming nationwide referendum on the Prespa name agreement between Macedonia and Greece, which will be held on Sunday, September 30. Spontaneous, unannounced demonstrations might also occur in Skopje and in other parts of the country during this period. U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid any areas where demonstrations might occur. “the US Embassy in Macedonia said in a statement.

The embassy recommends that employees avoid crowds and areas where protests are taking place, to monitor local media for updates, to keep a low profile, be aware of their surroundings and notify friends and family of their safety.