Event: The Embassy is aware of a planned demonstration by motorcylists set to occur on Wednesday October 12, 2022, in Bogota. Protesters plan to meet at Biblioteca Virgilio Barco (Avenida Carrera. 60 No. 57 – 60) at 7:30 am. The exact route is unknown, but during a previous protest that occurred in April, motorcyclists used Calle 26 towards El Dorado Airport, and back to Plaza de Bolivar. They later drove from Plaza de Bolivar to 170th street. The number of protestors is currently unknown, but the previous protest consisted of over 1,000 motorcyclists.
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