Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, DRC

July 12, 2021

Location: Rte des Poids-Lourds, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Event: Demonstrations are currently underway along the road to the Kinshasa airport (Rte des Poids-Lourds). There have been reports of gunfire. Roads are blocked in multiple locations. Heavy traffic conditions and a police presence are expected. U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid the area.

Actions to take:

  • Avoid the area.
  • Avoid crowds and demonstrations.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.