Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Bogota – November 9 Motor Taxi Protests in Cartagena
Event: The Embassy informs U.S. citizens that, in addition to the protest outside the Afina headquarters, approximately 400 motor taxi drivers are currently protesting between South Cartagena and El Centro.
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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