Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Bogota – February 27 Cartagena Taxi Strike
Event: The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration is planned for the morning of February 27, 2023, in Cartagena. The mototaxi union has planned a march to the Mayor’s office in response to a City of Cartagena decree restricting the operation of mototaxis.
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. Consular Agency, Barranquilla
U.S. Department of State – Consular Affairs
1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444
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