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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia August 15, 2023
August 15, 2023

Locations: Bogota, Medellin, Bucaramanga, Maizales, Pereira, and Ibague.

Event: Planned anti-government protests are expected to take place on August 16, 2023, throughout various parts of the country. In Bogota, demonstrators are expected to gather in Parque Nacional and march towards Plaza Bolivar at approximately 10:00am. Please take this into account when moving in the city as traffic may be impacted.

Actions to take: 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.