Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned March on December 10

The U.S. Embassy has learned that a March for Peace is planned for December 10 in the downtown area of Bujumbura. The exact start time and place are unknown, but road closures and traffic congestion in the center of town are likely until noon.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. The U.S. Embassy is advising citizens to 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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