Demonstration Alert: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Location: Intersection of Des Huileries Avenue and Colonel Ebeya in Gombe, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Event: The U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa has received reports of ongoing demonstration activity around intersection of Des Huileries Avenue and Colonel Ebeya in Gombe.  U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area as there are reports of roadblocks. Increased traffic and police presence are likely.

Actions to take:

  • U.S. citizens are reminded that demonstrations have the potential to turn violent with little to no warning, and they are advised to avoid large gatherings, protests, and affected areas.
  • Avoid crowds and demonstrations.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.