Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations

The U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena informs U.S. citizens to exercise vigilance and caution when traveling in N’Djamena.  U.S. Embassy N’Djamena reminds U.S. citizens that demonstrations are a common occurrence throughout the city and often unpredictable.

A youth protest outside of the University of N’Djamena is underway on Avenue du Felix Eboué.  Crowds are forming and minor injuries have been reported.  There are no reports of violence or targeted violence against westerners.  However, local authorities have deployed the use of tear gas.

The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to review and follow the guidance in the Travel Warning for Chad, and remain alert for potentially dangerous situations. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

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