Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Buenos Aires, Argentina

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following suburb in La Plata, Argentina:

  • Ensenada

Events: Demonstrations are taking place today, September 20, having begun at 4 a.m. at the YPF Distillery in Ensenada. The group is protesting layoffs at the plant. The protest is encountering the use of tear gas and rubber bullets.

The U.S. Embassy reminds that even peaceful demonstrations have the potential to become confrontational and violent without warning.

Standard Recommended Actions:

  • Avoid the areas of the demonstrations
  • Exercise caution in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests
  • Monitor local media for updates
  • Keep a low profile