Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Location: Multiple locations in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Event: Multiple demonstrations are planned for Saturday, November 27, 2021 throughout Kinshasa.  Organizers have proposed routes that include major roads in multiple communes in Kinshasa, including Gombe, and multiple demonstrations have requested routes ending at or near the Palais du Peuple.  Increased traffic and police presence are likely, as well as roadblocks along affected routes.  U.S. citizens are reminded that demonstrations have the potential to turn violent with little to no warning.

Actions to take:

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