Demonstration Alert: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Location: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) 20 May 2023

Event: Demonstrations are planned for Saturday, May 20, 2023, beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Approved demonstration routes include the route to the airport, but these may change without notice.  Increased traffic and police presence are likely.  U.S. citizens are reminded that demonstrations have the potential to turn violent with little to no warning and are advised to avoid large gatherings, protests, and affected areas.  The attached map shows the projected demonstration route.

Actions to take:

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