Demonstration Alert: Demonstration in Guatemala City September 17

Event:  The Embassy has received confirmed reports that a demonstration consisting of a caravan of vehicles will take place in Guatemala City on September 17, beginning at El Obelisco at 11:00 a.m., then progressing to the National Palace, likely passing in front of the U.S. Embassy on Avenida Reforma.  

According to the information received, the demonstration will protest against Guatemala’s continued State of Calamity.

The Embassy recommends that American Citizens avoid traveling in the vicinity of Avenida Reforma in Guatemala City from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed.  Embassy operations are normal.

Actions to Take:

  • Review your personal security plans and remain aware of your surroundings, including local events.
  • Monitor local news for updates.
  • Maintain a high-level of vigilance, take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security and follow instructions of local authorities.
  • Avoid affected areas, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

Assistance:
U.S. Embassy Guatemala City https://gt.usembassy.gov/
Tel. (502) 2326-4000
Amcitsguatemala@state.gov

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Guatemala Country Information and Travel Advisory Page

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