WASHINGTON -- The State Department urged U.S. travelers in Northern
Ireland "to take special care" during the anniversary of the Siege
of Derry on Aug. 12.
In a public announcement, the department said U.S. citizens "are
not normally targeted during these protests" but may have to take
alternate routes to their destinations and face the potential risk
of "being caught up in dangerous situations."
Cars registered in the Republic of Ireland "have often been
vulnerable to vandalism," the department added.