Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, DRC

Location: Gombe, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Event: A demonstration is planned for Saturday morning (May 22) at the Rwandan Embassy off of Ave Lt. Colonel Lukusa in Gombe, Kinshasa.  Crowds are expected to gather from Gare Centrale, Kitambo Magasin, Blvd Triomphal, Echangeur Limite, and Blvd Kibuta and march toward the Rwandan Embassy at 9:00 am.  Police presence can be expected.  U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid the area.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid crowds and demonstrations.
  • Be aware of the potential for increased traffic and police presence.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.