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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Bogota
National Protests in Support of Government Reforms, September 27, 2023
September 26, 2023

Location: Countrywide 

Event: The Embassy is monitoring calls for protests in support of government reforms on September 27 in various parts of the country, including Bogota, and in the Atlantico, Bolivar, Caldas, CaucaMagdalena, Manizales, Meta, Norte de Santander, Quindio, Risaralda, Santander, and Valle Departments, among others.  

In Bogota, thousands of demonstrators are expected to start gathering at 8:00 a.m. along Carrera 7 and Calle 60, as well as Carrera 7 and Parque Nacional, and march toward Plaza Bolivar.  

In Cartagena, demonstrators are expected to start gathering at 9:30 a.m.at Las Botas Viejas and march toward Club de Leones along Calle Mompox. The march will continue on Pedro de Heredia, ending in front of La Torre del Reloj.


The Embassy advises U.S. citizens to avoid the areas around demonstrations, protests, and marches 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.