The U.S. Embassy advises that a protest is scheduled to take place today, November 2, at approximately 3:00 p.m. The protestors will gather at Plaza Italia and march towards the U.S. Embassy and stage at the intersection of Colombia and Sarmiento. The demonstration may partially block pedestrian access to the Embassy. In advance of the scheduled demonstration, there will be an increased police presence around the U.S. Embassy and local police will set up barricades.
U.S. citizens should practice vigilance and remember that demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid demonstrations, and exercise caution in the vicinity of any large gatherings or protests. Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates. Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security and follow instructions of local authorities.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid the area.
- Carry a photocopy of your U.S. passport or other valid identification.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- U.S. Embassy Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Phone number: +54 11 5777 4533
- Email Address: BuenosAires-ACS@state.gov
- State Department – Consular Affairs
- 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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