Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Guatemala City, Guatemala – (February 17, 2021)
Location: Guatemala City
Event: According to media reports, several planned peaceful demonstrations are scheduled to take place tomorrow, February 18, 2021, starting at 6:00 am. Between 2,000-4,000 demonstrators from CODECA (Comite de Desarrollo Campesino) plan to demonstrate at the following locations in Guatemala City:
- Obelisco, Zone 10
- Trebol, Zone 11
- Peri Roosevelt, Zone 7
- Metro Norte, Zone 18
The demonstrations are expected to start at the locations above and progress towards Plaza de la Constitución and the Congress building located in Zone 1.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid affected areas, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.
- 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.
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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