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Demonstration Alert – Protests in Manga
August 3, 2022

Location: Cartagena 

EventThe Embassy is aware of community members’ plans to block the bridges that enter the Manga neighborhood on August 3, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.  The planned blockage is an attempt to convince local government to conduct repairs on the bridges.  Heavy traffic in the vicinity is expected. 

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.   

If you require assistance, please contact us at the phone number and/or email provided below.  

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  acsbogota@state.gov  https://co.usembassy.gov/ 

U.S. Consular Agency, Barranquilla  


U.S. Department of State – Consular Affairs  

1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444  

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