Location: Institut Superieure Pedagogique et Technique de Kinshasa (ISPT), Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Event: Multiple contacts are reporting unrest between students and police at the Institut Superieure Pedagogique et Technique de Kinshasa (ISPT). RSO has received reports of ongoing gunfire associated with this event. ISPT is near the Ave. de la Science and 24 November. Personnel should avoid the area.
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.
- Review your personal security plans.
- Keep a low profile.
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
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