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.
- U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 310 Avenue des Aviateurs, Kinshasa/Gombe, +243 81-556-0151/0152 or +243-972-616-193 (after hours and weekends).
- State Department – Consular Affairs +1 888-407-4747 or +1 202-501-4444
- Democratic Republic of Congo Country Information
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