Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, DRC

Location: Huillerie/Itage area of Gombe at the intersection of Huillerie and Ave de L’Hospital, Gombe, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Event: There is an ongoing demonstration.  Police blocked the route around Huillerie and Camp Lufungala.  There are reports of gunshots and tear gas.  U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid the area, including Boulevard de 30 juin near the area.

Actions to Take:

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