Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Bangui, Central African Republic

Location:  Bangui 

Event:  The U.S. Embassy has received reports thatpolitically motivated demonstrations may begin at 18:00 today, Thursday June 30, and continue throughout Friday, July 1.  Large crowds are anticipated near the following locations:

  • PK0 Circle
  • Boganda Circle (near Corail supermarket)
  • EU Headquarters
  • The Ministry of Tourism (Places des Nations Unies)
  • Martyr’s Monument
  • The National Stadium (Stade de 20,000 places)
  • SICA intersection
  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • The Prime Minister’s Offices (Primature)
  • The National Assembly, and
  • Marabena Circle

Actions to Take:  U.S. citizens should:  

  • Avoid visiting or moving through areas where crowds have gathered; demonstrations that appear peaceful can turn violent quickly. 
  • Monitor local news; 
  • Remain aware of your surroundings and keep a low profile; 
  • Review personal security plans, be vigilant, and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security; 
  • Always carry proof of your legal presence in Central African Republic, such as a U.S. passport with visa, or a residency card. 

Assistance  U.S. Embassy Bangui does not provide consular services at this time Please contact U.S. Embassy in Yaounde for consular services.

U.S Embassy Yaounde, Cameroon
+237 2 2220-1500 ext. 4341/4023  
+237 2 2220-1500 ext. 4531 (after hours)

State Department – Consular Affairs 
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 
Central African Republic Country Information 

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