Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ongoing Protest/March (October 8, 2016)

October 8, 2016

The U.S. Embassy has received information that a crowd has gathered this morning in Place d’Independence and is marching through the center of Bujumbura. We estimate the size of the demonstration to be approximately 1000 people.

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

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