Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Political Protest

U.S. Embassy N’Djamena, Chad
Security Message for U.S. Citizens
Political Protest
February 22, 2016

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.

Opposition groups have called for a political protest along Avenue du Felix Eboue starting at 7:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 23, 2016. The protest will start at L’Espace Festafrica and end at City Hall, passing directly in front of the U.S. Embassy. Large crowds are expected and U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area, if possible.

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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