Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential Demonstration June 28, 2016

The U.S. Embassy wishes to inform U.S. citizens of a potential demonstration in support of PNC General Kanyama and opposing the recent targeted sanctions against him. Current information indicates that the demonstration will be in the form of a march from L’inspection Provinciale de la Police located on 24 November Ave, along 30 June Boulevard, to Gare Centrale, and then back down Avenue des Aviateurs to the U.S. Embassy Chancery.

Out of an abundance of caution, the Embassy is advising its personnel and families to avoid being outside in these areas between 9:00am and 1:00pm on Tuesday June 28.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates.  Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

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