Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Weekend Protests (November 20, 2015)

Friday, November 20, 2015 | United States Embassy Bujumbura, Burundi

The U.S. Embassy in Burundi has received information that the youth wing of the ruling party is possibly planning protests for the upcoming weekend around unknown locations.  Considering the ongoing violence in Bujumbura, which includes recent daytime grenade attacks in Kamenge, Musaga, and Bunyenzi, we recommend U.S. citizens avoid large gatherings of people and maintain a high level of vigilance.

U.S. citizens should review the Burundi Travel Warning issued on November 3 and take appropriate steps to enhance their personal security and avoid non-essential travel to and within Burundi.

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