Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Bujumbura, Burundi

Location: Bujumbura Mairie/near Cotebu market (CNDD-FDD headquarters), Bujumbura, Burundi

Event: Peaceful marches and demonstrations are expected to take place in Bujumbura on Saturday, December 8, 2018 starting in the morning around 7:30 a.m. and may cause traffic congestion and temporary road closures.

Actions to Take:

  • Take alternate routes or avoid areas where the gatherings are taking place
  • Exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large groups, protests or demonstrations
  • Review your personal security plans
  • Remain aware of your surroundings
  • Monitor local news stations for updates
  • Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security