Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Bogota – Protests in Barrancabermeja
Location: Barrancabermeja, Santander
Event: The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of ongoingdemonstrations in Barrancabermeja, Santander protestingagainst a license for open-pit coal exploitation. Demonstrators have blocked main roads leading to Barrancabermeja.
The Embassy advises U.S. citizens to avoid areas around demonstrations whenever possible and exercise caution when in the vicinity of large gatherings as even peaceful demonstrations have the potential to turn violent without any warning.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid protest areas.
- Avoid crowds and demonstrations.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Exercise vigilance.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Plan for alternative travel routes.
U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia
Tel. +57-1-275-2000 or 601-275-2000
U.S. Consular Agency, Barranquilla firstname.lastname@example.org
U.S. Department of State – Consular Affairs 1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444
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