Event: Demonstrations on Wednesday, November 25, 2020
The U.S. Embassy is aware of protests planned for Wednesday, November 25, throughout Bogota.
Over 2,000 taxi drivers are planning demonstrations around the city for Wednesday morning beginning as early as 5:00 a.m. in the following locations:
- Calle 80 at the Guadua Bridge
- Calle 170
- Autopista Sur in Soacha
- Zona Franca
- Calle 63 and Carrera 30
- Calle 106 and Carrera 15
In addition, a protest to support awareness of violence against women is scheduled for 2:00 p.m., beginning at Plaza de Bolívar and marching toward Plaza de la Hoja.
U.S. citizens should expect traffic delays and potential road blockages in the areas of planned protests.
The Embassy will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as necessary. While most protests remain peaceful, large crowds confronted by police or anti-riot forces may turn violent rapidly.
Actions to Take:
- Monitor local media for updates on demonstration and security conditions.
- Exercise caution near large gatherings or protests.
- Plan alternative travel routes or remain in place if planned travel is inhibited.
- For emergency assistance, contact the Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy using the information below.
- U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia
- U.S. Consular Agency, Barranquilla firstname.lastname@example.org
- U.S. Department of State – Consular Affairs 1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444
- Colombia Country Information
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