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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy, Colombia
September 9, 2021

Location: Bogotá, Colombia

Event: Demonstrations in Bogotá on September 9, 2021 – Update

The U.S. Embassy is aware of planned demonstration activities in Bogotá on September 9, 2021. 

Demonstrations, which may affect travel and could turn violent, are expected in the following locations in Bogotá:

  • Suba – Avenida Cali
  • Kennedy
  • Usme
  • Plaza de Bolivar
  • Transmilenio Stations
  • Downtown – Parque Bicentenario
  • Parque Nacional
  • Universidad Nacional
  • Universidad Distrital
  • Universidad Pedagogica
  • Concejo de Bogota

Exact routes for all demonstrations and marches are subject to change. You may encounter disturbances, traffic detours, and delays associated with these events.

While most protests remain peaceful, large crowds confronted by police or anti-riot forces may turn violent rapidly. If you require assistance, please contact us at the phone number and/or email provided below.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid protest areas. 
  • Avoid crowds and demonstrations.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Plan for alternative travel routes or remain in place if travel becomes difficult.