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.
- 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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