Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Pro-Government Gathering

The U.S. Embassy would like to notify U.S. citizens of a peaceful pro-government gathering being planned for Saturday, May 6, 2017, from approximately 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., near the Terrain Tempete.  Roads such as Avenue d’Octobre, Avenue du Large, and Avenue du Cercle Nautique may be closed during those times.

Even events intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  The U.S. Embassy is advising citizens to avoid areas where the events 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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