Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, DRC

Location: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place July 23 beginning as early as 07:00 am at the intersection of Boulevards Lumumba and Sendwe in the commune of Kasa-Vubu.  Demonstration activity may not be limited to this area.  Previous protests resulted in clashes between security forces and protesters.

U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid the areas while the demonstrations are ongoing.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the areas of the demonstrations and crowds.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.