Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Gatherings Near U.S. Embassy In Progress

United States Embassy Bujumbura, Burundi

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: 

Gatherings Near U.S. Embassy In Progress


November 25, 2017


The U.S. Embassy has received information that a peaceful gathering is taking place approximately two blocks southeast of the Embassy in the empty fields on Avenue des États-Unis. People appear to be coming from all directions and will likely cause traffic disruptions. As a result, portions of Boulevard 28 Novembre, Avenue des États-Unis and Avenue Cinquantenaire may experience traffic disruptions and/or road closures lasting until mid-day.


Although this gathering is expected to be peaceful, nonetheless even gatherings intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  Avoid areas where gatherings are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.


Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates.  Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.


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