Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Bogota

Location: Bogotá, various locations including Universidad Pedagogica, Secretaria de Educación, and the U.S. Embassy

Event: The National Union of Superior Education Students (UNEES) and the National Federation of Educators (FECODE) are scheduled to demonstrate tomorrow, Thursday, February 14, 2019.  Student demonstrators will gather at Universidad Pedagogica at 7:30 a.m. and march to the U.S. Embassy, arriving between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.  FECODE demonstrators will march from Calle 72 and Carrera 10 to the Secretaría de Educación beginning at 10:00 a.m.  The Colombian National Police expect up to 1,000 protestors.  U.S. citizens may encounter heavy police presence and significant traffic delays along demonstration routes and in the vicinity of the Embassy.

Actions to take:

  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Avoid demonstrations.

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia
Tel. +57-1-275-2000
After-hours emergencies +57-1-275-4021
acsbogota@state.gov
https://co.usembassy.gov/

U.S. Consular Agency, Barranquilla
conagencybarranquilla@state.gov

State Department – Consular Affairs
1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444

Colombia Country Information
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