Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ongoing Protests in Bujumbura (October 1, 2016)

October 1, 2016

The U.S. Embassy has received information that a crowd has gathered this morning in front of the OHCHR headquarters in Rohero. This is anticipated to be a peaceful event. Portions of Boulevard de l’Uprona may be blocked off.

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.

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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