Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protest March

The U.S. Embassy has received information that a large protest is walking along Avenue 28 Novembre.  This group will likely pass through the neighborhoods of Rohero and Kiriri where mission staff is housed.  Expect temporary and/or rolling road closures in Bujumbura until approximately 12:00 noon.

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 protests 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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