Alert: Demonstrations in Bogota (Wednesday, September 9, 2020)

Location: Bogota, Colombia

Event: Demonstrations in Bogota on Wednesday, September 9, 2020

The U.S. Embassy has received reports of demonstrations targeting police substations (CAIs) throughout Bogota.  Clashes with the police are occurring.  U.S. citizens in the area may encounter traffic disturbances, large crowds, and an augmented police presence.

The Embassy will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as necessary.  While most protests remain peaceful, large crowds confronted by police or anti-riot forces may turn violent rapidly.

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media for updates on demonstration and security conditions.
  • Exercise caution near large gatherings or protests.
  • Plan alternative travel routes or remain in place if planned travel is inhibited.
  • For emergency assistance, contact the Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy using the information below.

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