Demonstration Alert – Upcoming Roadblocks and Demonstrations on August 9, 2022
Location: Throughout Guatemala
Event: The U.S. Embassy has received reports that various Guatemalan organizations may conduct protests against government policies by establishing roadblocks throughout the country on August 9, 2022. The roadblocks are expected to occur from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, and while specific locations are unknown at this time, they have the potential to affect travel in Guatemala City and throughout the country.
As always, the timing, size, and duration of planned demonstrations and roadblocks can change. Demonstrations can quickly grow in size and often move from one location to another, thus potentially disrupting movement. The Embassy recommends that U.S. citizens be aware and vigilant.
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.
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
Guatemala Country Information and Travel Advisory Page
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