Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations

The U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena informs U.S. citizens that there are ongoing demonstrations throughout N’Djamena.  Currently a demonstration is taking place along Avenue Felix Eboué at La Fountain roundabout.

Large crowds are expected and local authorities have reportedly begun using tear gas to disperse the crowds.  There are no reports of targeting westerners or foreigners.

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.

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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