On 4 August 2021, the U.S. Embassy in Bratislava issued a Security Alert regarding scheduled protests, which reads in part as follows:

“Location: Presidential Palace, Hodzovo Namestie, and surrounding area, Bratislava, Slovakia

“Event: Demonstrations to protest the Slovak government’s Covid-19 restrictions are scheduled in Bratislava this coming Thursday, August 5th and Friday August 6th, from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm. Police estimate 1,000 to 3,000 participants. Other organizations could participate to promote their own agendas. Any peaceful demonstration could become violent. Clashes with police, road blockages, and other interruptions may occur.”