Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Port-au-Prince

Events:  Civil society groups organized a demonstration for Wednesday, September 8 to begin at 10:00 am at Carrefour Aeroport, and proceed along the following route: Nazon, Avenue Martin Luther King, Bois-Verna, and Avenue Charles Sumner (in front of the Ministry of Justice), ending at Place Constitution in Champs-de-Mars.  Please avoid unnecessary travel in the aforementioned areas and remain vigilant as large gatherings of this sort, while largely peaceful, can become unpredictable.

Actions to take:

  • Avoid demonstrations and crowds;
  • Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks;
  • If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area; and
  • Monitor local media for breaking events and be prepared to adjust your plans.